Little Big Planet dev's next game delayed

Media Molecule's PlayStation Vita game Tearaway shifts from mid-October to November 22.

Little Big Planet developer Media Molecule today announced that its next game, the PlayStation Vita title Tearaway, has been delayed to November 22.

The game was originally scheduled to launch in mid-October, but studio director Siobhan Reddy explained on the PlayStation Blog that Media Molecule needed more time to finish it.

"We are now in the final stages of development, and have come to the realization that we need a little more time than we anticipated to finish the game; to tie all of the mechanics, story and amazing visuals together into the adventure that we want you to play," Reddy said.

Reddy said Media Molecule is "really, really sorry" for the delay.

"Thanks for being patient, please don't be too cross with us, lots of love, Mm xxxx."

Tearaway, a papercraft platformer, was announced last year and will make use of numerous PS Vita features, including the system's cameras and rear touch pad.

Media Molecule revealed an all-new experimental PlayStation 4 game at the console's announcement event in New York City in February.

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Eddie Makuch is a news editor at GameSpot, and would like to see the Whalers return to Hartford.

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43 comments
Fightingfan
Fightingfan

LOl "does it always have to be finger tips".

farcorners
farcorners

MM look outside the norm. LBP remains a wonder to me. Will this game make me get a PSP? If it has make your own levels, I'm in.

Chico86_basic
Chico86_basic

[insert bad fad about Vita here] except... not really. Media Molecule is filled with inventive and creative people that also know how to make good games. All the better for Vita!

theshonen8899
theshonen8899

More time to make an even better game. Awesome.

jer_1
jer_1

Looks like a cool little game, too bad I have no vita. I'm sure you guys will get a great little game that will be even better now that they held it for that extra month.

hadlee73
hadlee73

On the bright side, I suppose it means the Vita isn't any *worse* off than it is aready :P

Alfredo Pasta
Alfredo Pasta

aw man.... it was originally coming out on my b-day, ... oh well still plan on getting it

Malcolm Balogun
Malcolm Balogun

Oh well, I don't have a vita. I did want one but i'm waiting for a game that really catches my eye and that I want badly, forcing me to buy the vita.

Ovirew
Ovirew

Yet another fluke for the Vita.

soulless4now
soulless4now

Just in time for the Holidays. Not a bad thing. 

Lycanoire
Lycanoire

Not a bad game for the PlayStation Vita. Talk about really lush in creativity.

wdma
wdma

no hurry, they need to take their time the game already looks great can't wait to try it out

WantYouBad
WantYouBad

Why can't they make something aesthetically pleasing like Mario's universe?


shepowy
shepowy

d'aww that's actually quite a sweet message explaining why Tearaway's been delayed. You take all the time you need Media Molecule <3

rIVAL_sWORD84
rIVAL_sWORD84

good, dont release it with bugs, Slow and steady wins the race, I will wait more.

combigotes
combigotes

might not want to compete against killzone

revil2
revil2

Sweet.  Coming out the same day as the PS4.  

I'm kiddin'...  

Or am I?

19James89
19James89

It's these types of games that make me want to buy a PS Vita.

supermoc10
supermoc10

That sucks. I was looking forward to it. Thankfully, it'll allow them to make the game even better.

lifeline81
lifeline81

Good news. At least it don't have to battle Pokemon X & Y in Oct.

cavs25
cavs25

Hmmm maybe the PS4 will be releasing in October and they don't want this to sell poorly because of it?

DrRockso87
DrRockso87

Show us your new PS4 project already!!

Also, yeah. Tearaway looks fantastic. Looking forward to it.

ShockDeWitt
ShockDeWitt

Usually I'd be sad to hear news like this. But considering November 22 is my birthday, now I know what to buy myself as my birthday present.

poopinpat
poopinpat

Take your time and make it count.  Game sounds very interesting.

theshonen8899
theshonen8899

@Frederick Quatman You look like a serial rapist.

hadlee73
hadlee73

@Frederick Quatman Yes I am, and so is Fred, lol

jophy
jophy

@WantYouBad this looks new and creative. the thing about PS exclusives is that it never follows the success formula, they explore and do different things. LBP, Heavy Rain, Journey. Nintendo is always Mario universe, while Xbox always go for FPS or Kinect games.

Joedgabe
Joedgabe

@WantYouBad Why do you want another mario if there is mario already ? @_@ isn't it better to have more things than the same thing again ?

WantYouBad
WantYouBad

@jophy @WantYouBad No, they just can't create likable endearing worlds and characters. Uncharted is great, but all the characters and the entire story is easily forgettable, I already explained my gripes with LBP, and Heavy Rain just wasn't a game, and what about Resistance and Killzone? Both FPS, both generic shooters, both boring and lifeless.


But by the way I was talking about first party games fyi, but we can include the others I suppose.

WantYouBad
WantYouBad

@Joedgabe @WantYouBad The animation in LBP I always thought was ugly as hell. And that's what they're going for right? A friendly platformer similar to Mario? 

The biggest thing about Sony games is that they have boring animation and lackluster forgettable characters, that's why their Playstation Allstars never took off.

jflkdjs
jflkdjs

@WantYouBad Little Big Planet animations are UGLY! WHOA!!! Dude, are you sure you didn't get struck on your head, seriously.

Ovirew
Ovirew

@WantYouBad Wow....  You and I disagree entirely, I guess.

I don't see how Tear Away looks like Mario at all though.  It looks like a pop-up book world with paper cut-out characters.