LittleBigPlanet 3 Confirmed for PlayStation 3

The next installment in the LittleBigPlanet franchise is coming to last-gen.

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LittleBigPlanet Community Coordinator Steven Isbell has confirmed that LittleBigPlanet 3 will be coming to PlayStation 3 as well as PS4.

Via Twitter, Isbell responded to questions of LBP3's platforms stating that the game will, indeed, come to PS3. However, nothing has been said about the release window of the last-gen version.

LBP3 was announced during Sony's E3 2014 press conference last week. In addition to Sackboy, you can play as three other characters with a variety of skills and abilities. British comedian Stephen Fry, narrator of LBP1 and LBP2, is also lending his voice to LBP 3.

The game is being developed by Sumo Digital, and all LBP1 and LBP2 levels and costumes will be transferable. LBP3 will launch this November.

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Discussion

70 comments
djbuie1011
djbuie1011

Mm will always be apart of lbp because they where the one who came up with the game.And bye the way. the old sackboy model look just like the customize sackboy icon in the popit

djbuie1011
djbuie1011

No dont please dont put it on ps3. Youll people are cheap. Buy a ps4 and forget about the ps3. I was so happy until I heard it was coming to the ps3. That means its probelly going to end up like lbp 2. Because ps3 cant handle that much power, it doesnt have the right ram. NO ps3 dont have a ram at all. Now i probelly want see any improvements. If it is going on ps3, make it sepert from ps4 please. I dont want the very old gen console holding back the improve please. Dont do this to us who are not cheap and have a PS4. I want to see improvements. Example: better sackboy models, better graphics, more room in create mode, no glitches,(better costume,decoration,and sackboy animation),most important less lag. PS4 can handle all examples. PS3 cant. Please make PS4 different like minecraft.

RSM-HQ
RSM-HQ

As a fan of Little Big Planet 2 this is a big ol downgrade! 


I was hoping for a real next-gen LBP. What we get is a PS3 game the PlayStation 4 community has the privilege to play at a higher resolution -___-


Lame. .

Link3301
Link3301

Can't wait to play this on ps4 since I didn't have PS3 last gen. Looks like there is going to be hordes of content on release.

playstationzone
playstationzone

next E3214 when next gen starts so what complain free online on ps3 and ps4

Rovelius
Rovelius

Really disappointed by these news. It means we're gonna be held back AGAIN by the PS3's low RAM. Ugh.

Tigerbite2
Tigerbite2

The only fun I have in this game is when our friends come over and we play 4 player and I drag them down to their death. :|

Navardo95
Navardo95

People complaining about lbp3 being cross-gen? I almost forgot that LBP2 was such a graphically intensive game..

Drkr_Zen
Drkr_Zen

I already planned on a PS4 pre-E3, post-E3 its simply inevitable... but I'm really glad to hear about this. I've gotten every LBP game at launch and want to continue that. Absolutely love the series.


A PS4 will still be bought, though, and hell, maybe PS4 copy of LBP3 just to support Mm 'cuz I love them, too. Between this, Uncharted 4 and Bloodborne, I definitely can't wait. 

PSYCHOV3N0M
PSYCHOV3N0M

This should be PS4 only. Now the majority of PS3 owners have one LESS reason to jump to PS4 at this very point in time.

SaQu1B
SaQu1B

LBP is a franchise for little kids. As a mature adult I see no reason to buy it. Screw you Sony. 

Spartan-1657
Spartan-1657

I understand releasing this on the PS3 is opening up the opportunity for millions more in sales but at the same time, wish this could have remained on PS4 only so that nothing would hold it back from putting everything they can into this game.

Overall disappointing, but money almost always wins.

AJC3317
AJC3317

if I would have known that ps exclusives would still be coming out on last gen consoles a year into the ps4's lifecycle I may have held off on getting one. I mean, what's the point?

gamenerd15
gamenerd15

I do not really see why people are complaining.  Everyone assumes that the game was built on PS3 and being ported.  We do not know if the game is being built for PS4 and a version is being put on PS3.  It could be similar to Watch Dogs.  Games are on every platform now.  Long lists of exclusives to a platform are gone.  LBP is a side scrolling Platformer.  It is not like you need a whole lot of horsepower to run the game.  We have also got Driveclub, The Order, Uncharted and Guerrilla's next game coming.  Graphic and power nerds will not be forgotten. 

Naylord
Naylord

Ug... this killed the hype a bit for me; what's the point of getting a next gen console if we are always gonna be hamstringed by the last gen?
The main thing for me isn't graphics; it's ram. Now I know the size of levels is limited by the terrible ram allotment of last gen. I was really hoping that with the ps4 version we'd go all out with massive user generated levels not held back by ram.

kereke12
kereke12

I don't see this as a big deal, really at least there still supporting "Last-gen". Not a lot of people can't afford a "Next-gen". So good for Sony.

Whitescarver
Whitescarver

That explains why the build limit will be so small on the PS4. 
Another game crippled by a last gen port. 

zzamaro
zzamaro

Sounds like a bad move.

Mr_AJ
Mr_AJ

So, has this replaced the LittleBigPlanet Hub?

I believe Sumo were working on that originally, now they've announced it as a full game - best I can figure.

Tiwill44
Tiwill44

One less exclusive for PS4, congratulations...

VegasAceVII
VegasAceVII

Excellent move!  I love that all these games are compatible with one another.  My nephew will be so happy he won't miss out on this one since he doesn't have a Ps4 yet.  I look forward to picking up the Ps4 version sometime in the future.

Xristophoros
Xristophoros

this is a little bit surprising. one year into the new console cycle and they will still release it on ps3? all first party games from sony should be exclusive to ps4 from this point on to help push hardware at a steady rate. there isn't much to entice people to buy a ps4 at the moment (despite it having a strong start) and by doing this people will hold off on picking one up. it is great that ps4 is selling so well, but let's be honest here. at this point there are only 2 or 3 games worth owning that are exclusive to the platform. only drive club is releasing this year and that is simply not good enough to be frank. 2015 on the other hand should be an amazing year.

benleslie5
benleslie5 moderator

Something to look forward to on the PS3 this year, hope there's a beta for it too

megakick
megakick

So not many NEXT GEN exclusives? I see no rush to go out and buy a PS4, XBOX ONE or a Wii U.

bunchanumbers
bunchanumbers

Idiotic move. Gives no one a reason to buy a PS4. It was the only first party PS4 title I was interested in but now? No thank you PS4. I'll wait. 

bluebird08
bluebird08

As a fanboy of the little big planet series, this is a stupid move. We already have LBP1 and 2 on PS3 and they are amazing. we need a true next gen LBP on PS4, not a half next gen port.

amaneuvering
amaneuvering

So, it's really a PS3 game that's getting a release on PS4.

I thought it looked like a PS3 game when I first saw it.

RSM-HQ
RSM-HQ

@Rovelius Indeed, the only note worthy feature for LBP3 is 15 layers for create mode. Otherwise it's just LBP2 with three gimmicky characters.

RSM-HQ
RSM-HQ

@Tigerbite2 As has been the custom since the original, or the good ol slap >:)

RSM-HQ
RSM-HQ

@Navardo95 No one mentioned graphics, but on that note it was a beautiful game on release.


Wanna know the real issues? It's the fact-


1) LBP3 thermometer is the same as LBP1 & LBP2. That's right. Your levels are no bigger than what the previous games on a dated console could offer. This is thanks to cross-gen.


2) Cross-gen means same issues due to PS3 ramalso. They'll fix loading times and frame-rate for the PS4 version. No question. .


However, did you know because the community has gotten so massive some community worlds fail to load any levels at all. You'll be lucky at times to access any online levels at all.


This cannot be mended with PS3 being in the mix.


3) It's a glorified LBP2 with the option of 15 layers, and three gimmicks no one wanted. Nothing else worth noting.

Link3301
Link3301

This comment is a comment for little kids. As a mature adult I see every reason to play this game.

Rovelius
Rovelius

@SaQu1B Being an '' adult'" (if there is even such a thing) is closer to accepting your inner child responsibly and having an open mind, unlike you. Also, really? Screw you SONY? That's some little teenager angst leftovers there, ''mature adult''.


Lmao, such a tryhard.

varmintx
varmintx

@SaQu1B Is it okay to flag comments for too much stupidity?

hippiesanta
hippiesanta

@SaQu1B

You go LBP online .... most of them are adults .... buiding adult content

jwrebholz
jwrebholz

@SaQu1B You're missing out on a genuinely charming and fun game, then.  Your loss.

fredburma
fredburma

@megakick Didn't you see Nintendo's digital presentation?  A new Smash Bros. game, Zelda, Mario Kart, Yoshi, Kirby, plus Super Mario World Wii U, Luigi's Mansion 2 and Bayonetta 2.  All exclusives.  All fantastic.  Most of the other games I want are coming out on older consoles or PC anyway, so I'm covered in that respect.  Wii U is the only one offering a big package of true exclusives.

fredburma
fredburma

@bunchanumbers I am grateful, actually. I was skimming between PS4 and Wii U, now I can get the Wii U and still play LBP3 :)

blue-peregrine
blue-peregrine

@fredburma You mean the PS3. Check your typo next time, fb.

Too-DementeD
Too-DementeD

@origkillmachine @Too-DementeD Pretty much. I'm glad that they've put it on PS3 so that the people who've played 1 and 2 have the opportunity to buy it without the need to get a PS4 (I don't even own a PS4, so that would include myself) but at the same time, when a game is on both previous gen and current gen, it really puts the quality of the game into question.

Dannystaples14
Dannystaples14

@blue-peregrine What are you on? He was try to decide on whether to get a PS4 or a Wii U. Now he doesn't need a PS4 because it is on PS3. So he can get a Wii U but still play LBP as he said. Don't correct people when you can't even read properly.

origkillmachine
origkillmachine

@Too-DementeD @origkillmachine My thinking too. Saving grace would be if they have two different studios working on the different versions, as well as two different engines.


Really, though, if creations can be played cross-platform, you can bet it's essentially the same game. Not a horrible thing, but I'm sure PS4 adopters would have liked to see this franchise get the full next-gen treatment, myself included.


I would have probably picked it up if it were next-gen exclusive, but now I'll hold out and see what the consensus is after launch.