Little Big Planet Karting confirmed

Sony affirms speculation of kart racing gaming in platformer series in development; platform(s) and release date TBA.

The rumors were right. Sony today confirmed that a Little Big Planet kart racing game titled Little Big Planet Karting is in development.

Little Big Planet Karting is in development, but that's all we know for sure.

The news stems from the official PlayStation Twitter account, which wrote earlier today, "We can confirm that LittleBigPlanet Karting is in fact in development."

This week's speculation pointed to Little Big Planet Karting being released for the PlayStation 3 with 3D support, but Sony did not confirm those elements.

Additionally, no mention was made as to which studio will develop the game or when it will be released, though Sony said gamers can expect more news "soon."

The next Little Big Planet game due out is Little Big Planet for the PlayStation Vita, which does not yet have a release date.

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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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50 comments
benbonney
benbonney

Noooooo...... Spend more time making a better modnations

white_wind
white_wind

Me think this could be a good reboot for Modnation , I neve like the style and controls. and what is wrong with Sony copying Mario (that if it was copying) Super smash Sony would be great btw.

buying1999
buying1999

Why wouldn't Sony do this? They copied the trophies idea from Xbox Live achievments, they also copied the hd wii knockoff move from the wii-mote. This is just a knockoff of Mario Kart. Hey Sony, why don't you leave the games to real game companies like Microsoft and Nintendo and stop copying everyone? "Xbox 360 is the BEST console EVER made." --John Carmack

neowolfgeo
neowolfgeo

@ Serious then call it Modnation Racers 2

Serious
Serious

Modnation was about customization. Creating Characters, Karts and Track. But What everybody is forgetting is that LBP is about "Game Creation" You'll be able to create "Any" type of Kart game. Demolition Derby, Dirt Rally, Speed Boat, Indy, Create tracks of slippery glass, bouncy rubber, or float . LBP is always been about imagination. What LBP did for platformers. LBP Kart will do more for kart racing.

Serious
Serious

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criminalscum87
criminalscum87

I thought this game was already released and called ModNation Racers.

Cartr1dgeBased
Cartr1dgeBased

much better ip to work with then mod nation.... this might work out for them and hopefully for us as well. i've actually been waiting for Sony to release a kart racer

KBFloYd
KBFloYd

Vampire64 Posted Feb 10, 2012 9:17 pm CET (hide) "Sony: what Nintendo creates, we take" "and IMPROVE..." ok..just dont bite the hand that feeds you ;)

CarlaBeat11
CarlaBeat11

Uhm I don't get it, you can pretty much do whatever you want in LBP, even kart racing levels, maybe not that great, but still ...Doesn't really mean I'm not thinking about getting this xD

bbkkristian
bbkkristian

Um... okay... I thought MM was straying away from LBP... They didn't stray far enough. :|

ForsakenWicked
ForsakenWicked

LBP Vita looks good. Hopefully I'll end up getting one soon enough.

shadowhunter0
shadowhunter0

I will wait until more info about it to make my judgement all we know is that someone is making a lbp cart racing game for the ps3 and that is it and we don't know nothing about it

ahpuck
ahpuck

@zombiewombat because they can.

DamageIncM
DamageIncM

Vampire64 Posted Feb 10, 2012 9:17 pm CET (hide) "Sony: what Nintendo creates, we take" and IMPROVE...

Coolyfett
Coolyfett

LBP Carting-Mod Nation Racers?? Confusing?? Why Sony?

AuronAXE
AuronAXE

Mod Nation Racers Gameplay + More Freedom + LBP Themes Sounds good to me.

MamaLuigiBarrel
MamaLuigiBarrel

Funny how most people here don't know that there's official Sackboy DLC for ModNation, the voucher for it just wasn't included with their copy of the game. Now that I think about it, there would be differences between the structure, gameplay, art style and presentation aspects of LBP Racing and ModNation. I wonder if you'll be able to import costumes from LBP1 and 2, like with LBP Vita.

Lhomity
Lhomity

I've said it before and I'll say it again. Slap a Sackboy sticker on Modnation. Done.

kkxtrouble
kkxtrouble

For me it is a dumb idea that will fail, if it's a dull game that is. Ps3 has Mod already, i doubt people will buy it just because of sackboy.

Marky360
Marky360

@DamageIncM I really don't understand why ur getting so pissed off. I personally Don't classify games like MNR & LBP as hardcore games if u do thats fine more power to u but I've played both and to me they were uninteresting. your whole comment was rather pointless u didn't have to bite my head just because I said that LBP & MNR weren't hardcore it makes u seem immature and makes it seem like both games really are little kids games being defended by a little kid on the internet

Marky360
Marky360

@Sepewrath First off who said anything about Gears of War 2nd of all what I meant by hardcore gamer is I like to play more adult oriented games and I'm not into kids games. I didn't mean to offend anyone who plays the game it's just not for me.

Omega_Zero69
Omega_Zero69

A seperate game or dlc would be a waste if it was a game make it as an add on for either lbp or mod nation

ThePhantomGamer
ThePhantomGamer

I'm not complaining, but isn't that what ModNation Racer is? A LBP racer? Anywho, it looks interesting.

Sepewrath
Sepewrath

@Marky360 Your not a hardcore gamer because you play Gears of War. A gamer plays solid games, it doesn't matter what the rating on the box is. If you care about nonsense like that, then I would say it would be too much of a compliment to call you a "casual gamer"

Gh05t_
Gh05t_

I dont understand why they would waste the money to reprint the label on Modnation Racers...

bluebird08
bluebird08

i was kinda hoping that this would be a DLC for LBP2

DamageIncM
DamageIncM

@mjc0961 Posted Feb 10, 2012 8:39 pm CET "Let's just hope they remember to make a good racing game. ModNation Racers failed because they spent so much time making customization options that they forgot to build a quality racing engine." I agree, I only tried the demo and while I was intrigued by its features, the racing itself really put me off. I did NOT like (playing) it at all, and this game, just like "LBP", is probably played by many people who are addicted to creating virtual stuff. Just like you have GTA(IV)-players who only go crazy with the mods and don't even properly play the game. Gameplay and the experience of it is important too.

Jinzo_111887
Jinzo_111887

The irony of this is LBP is about "Creating, Sharing, and Playing," and Sony's new policies aren't about all of those things.

Vampire64
Vampire64

Sony: what Nintendo creates, we take

IceJester45
IceJester45

If this is like ModNation Racers but with better gameplay, then it will be a winner.

Gamer_4_Fun
Gamer_4_Fun

Was this really necessary? You can make a carting game in LBP2.

DamageIncM
DamageIncM

@Marky360 Posted Feb 10, 2012 6:47 pm CET "This seems kinda pointless with Mod Nation Racers but I've never been a fan of MNR ot LPB so I guess I'm just not the audience this game was ment for I'm more of a hardcore gamer" What the heck? What do you mean by "hardcore gamer"?? That you play games with harsher content like that in shooters such as COD and all that kind of stuff? If you have to use titles, I'd consider myself a "hardcore gamer" because I play many great games, including 'LittleBigPlanet'. Now I say, if you don't play or even like a game like(!) that, you couldn't really call yourself a "hardcore gamer".

burgeg
burgeg

@FatmanAB - Whilst CTR is still to this day the greatest kart racer ever made, you couldn't be more wrong that it's the only kart racer to compete with Mario Kart. At least in terms of quality. Sonic & Sega All Stars Racing and Modnation Racers are both better kart racers than Mario Kart Wii imo. Sadly in this generation if a kart racer doesn't have Mario Kart in the name people will just assume it isn't as good as MK without even bothering to try it.

DamageIncM
DamageIncM

lolwut Ever since I played LittleBigPlanet, I said it's like what Mario is to Nintendo and Sonic is to Sega and such. But now they're going to come out with a LittleBigPlanet Karting game?? lol... Not very original... I thought they were so original with their "creating your own games" and such things? Then why this??... Come on man...

FatmanAB
FatmanAB

only if it was developed by naughty dog.... i mean Crash Team Racing was ... and STILL the only kart game that can compete with mario kart only if sony wasnt drunk selling crash franchise .....

burgeg
burgeg

@blakeney - Oh come on, you don't honestly believe what you just typed do you? You can't create a proper kart racer in LBP2 of the quality of a kart racer built specifically for kart racing gameplay. LBP2 doesn't even have proper 3D! It's 2D just with the 3 planes of depth. I don't care how good you are at creating levels in LBP. It isn't even remotely possible to create a kart racer of anywhere near the same quality as a proper kart racer built from the start specifically for kart racing. Now I at least understand the skepticism people have regarding this game with Modnation Racers out there even if I don't share that skepticism, but your post is utterly ridiculous.

blakeney
blakeney

I thought the whole ethos behind LBP, was that users create the "expantions" so they dont NEED to milk the series?? :| You'd think this kart racing thing would ATLEAST be ome kind of DLC for regular LBP(2 i guess, i was equally as mythed about this "ethos" when they made a number 2...)

Marky360
Marky360

This seems kinda pointless with Mod Nation Racers but I've never been a fan of MNR ot LPB so I guess I'm just not the audience this game was ment for I'm more of a hardcore gamer

benleslie5
benleslie5

Guessing it would be DLC content for LittleBigPlanet 2 then?

Encephlon
Encephlon

As long as they have course customization its acceptable

burgeg
burgeg

Awesome. With Modnation Racers around, many people will no doubt flood the comments shooting this game down before we even know anything about this game. I on the other hand approach this with an open mind. As long as this game does a good job of differentiating itself from MNR, there's room for two creation heavy kart racing franchises on PS platforms. Remember when Nintendo had both Mario Kart and Diddy Kong Racing? They were both quite different. I'm sure this will be very different to MNR, and I'm definitely interested in how this is going to turn out.

Megavideogamer
Megavideogamer

Little big planet Karting for PSvita. That's good news.