Wanted: Little Big Planet PSP devs

Sony posts job listing for engine programmer for unspecified portable project in Media Molecule game's universe.

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Wipeout HD may have just arrived on the PlayStation 3 last week, but its existence first slipped out more than two years ago, when Sony Europe recruiter Datascope posted an urgent listing for a lead designer on Wipeout games for the PlayStation Portable and PS3. (The PSP game presumably was 2007's Wipeout Pulse).

Datascope may have done it again, as the recruiter is currently looking for a pair of programmers to work on "exciting new Little Big Planet projects." While the posting for a tools programmer contains essentially no other hints about the nature of those projects, the "PSP Game Engine Lead" position slips out one more thing.

"Ideal candidates will already have extensive experience of the PSP platform, having shipped at least one title on this format," the posting reads.

This isn't the first time the PSP has been pegged for a Little Big Planet game. A report citing anonymous sources first surfaced in April, but that account said the game was "definitely" in the works at Sony Studio Liverpool. The new job openings are located at Sony's Cambridge studio.

Adding to the possibility of a PSP Little Big Planet are comments made by Media Molecule cofounder Mark Healy to Eurogamer. Healy told the site that there had been talks about a possible PSP Little Big Planet, but added there was "nothing concrete" yet.

"It'd be great to make--for the people who are really into the Create side--some kind of companion products that allow you to create things while you're on the train," Healey said "One thing that I'd love to add is the ability to create you're own music, for example, that you can import into the game. That seems like an obvious one to do and it'd be quite easy really."

The PS3 edition of Little Big Planet is set for release on October 21 in North America and October 24 in Europe. For more on the game, check out GameSpot's previous coverage.

Discussion

106 comments
pokolvrolok
pokolvrolok

Yikes, looking forward to it along with Assassins Creed Portable, Motorstorm Arctic Edge, Soul Calibur, etc. But whoever wrote this spelt "your" wrong. They wrote "you're" which means "you are".

1995_1996_1997
1995_1996_1997

thi game should be on the 360 and psp,if little big planet will probably work on the psp then why wouldnt it work on the xbox360,well everyone that the 360 is much much much powerfull.

LittleBigGamer1
LittleBigGamer1

cool as. they should make it for the ipod touch and iphone aswell. it'd be nice to draw stuff :)

s0m4cruz
s0m4cruz

Awesomeness, but can we still dance in lBP with L2 and right analog.

xGCFxCollazo
xGCFxCollazo

they have to make it little big planet is so cool

FusionRain
FusionRain

sounds great but how would the controles work i mean u need the be able to move arms and to grab things and they are both used with the shoulder bottens and i don't think they will feel right changeing them and a auto grab with be annoying and home is in it's public beta now im sure u all know

deadlok12
deadlok12

I so want Little Big Planet but since I don't have a PS3 and probably never will get one I thought that I'd never be able to get the game BUT thankfully I have a PSP. This game better come out on PSP in 2009 sometime! I'D LOVE IT !!!!!

Raykuza
Raykuza

Lolz @ rolandgilliam I've been playing Playstation Home for about a week now. ;D Don't be bitter just because you weren't lucky enough to get an invite. Try catching a leprechaun or something.

rolandgilliam
rolandgilliam

I wish they could make Playstation Home on PS3!

iesexywarden
iesexywarden

the orginal lbp design was meant for psp, then it was redone for ps3..wouldnt be surporised it it came to psp

dragonballM8
dragonballM8

i agree wit u iamtheanger and Eeveedude what are u talking about

Eeveedude
Eeveedude

I agree with you zako94 cause I was thinking the same thing.

Oozaru_Kakkarot
Oozaru_Kakkarot

Only time will tell...there is no reason they wouldnt be able to pull it off...GOW chains of olympus Played and looked better then most ps2 games lol...and if the psp can do that...It might just come at a smaller scale...Little Little Planet...lol

feliscele
feliscele

This is not going to happen. At most, they'll release a shoddy little single player, no co-op or multiplayer, platformer game with twenty uncustomizable levels. I love the PSP, and I really want this to happen, but I can't see them putting a ton of effort into a PSP port/quasi-sequel to LBP.

zako94
zako94

i Known it that there is a Little Big Planet coming for the PSP look to the PSP-3000 video you see the image on the screen it will be good game

stan105
stan105

well i guess il have to wait for the psp little big planet(if sony makes one) since i don't have a ps3 -_-

Death-X-
Death-X-

I wish they can make Playstation Home on the PSP, too.

iamtheanger
iamtheanger

LBP on the psp would be great SO WOULD MORE PSP GAMES,the last one a bought was in 07!!!

mjk400
mjk400

I am going to get this game for my ps3 and my psp that is how awesome it is.

Generic_Dude
Generic_Dude

Wanted: LittleBigPlanet. Seriously, I can't wait.

tonicmole
tonicmole

I highly doubt LBP actually is beyond the power of the 360, the main reason it's exclusive to sony is because......oh yeah, they made it! PSP wise all they'd have to do is degrade the graphics a bit. It's not like Half Life or something, also I doubt we will ever see any legitimate over powering between the PS 3 and 360. Both have a lack of ram limiting them from truely using all of there power.

webdoom
webdoom

if PSP edition is a go... im so getting it!

Hekynn
Hekynn

AWSOME! PSP version is gonna rock!

theboymiles91
theboymiles91

Also what will they do about the use of shoulder buttons and sixaxis? ... I think i see another crappy hand-crab controller porting coming on

theboymiles91
theboymiles91

PSP just hasn't got enough processing power for the big levels, but maybe it would filter out those and only show simple levels when you're searching on PSP. Anything as long as you can play against your mates on the other console

Easy_Big_B
Easy_Big_B

wouldnt it be easier to just add a remote play feature, although i guess that would make less money.

MiniClubers123
MiniClubers123

It would be great to see LBP goin on psp, but like alex says the reason why LBP is exclusive to the ps3 is because no other console is powerful enough.

Saphire_Kitsune
Saphire_Kitsune

I agree Normsta. They have stock market listings, why not job listings? That would be EXTREMELY useful, especially in today's job searching.

micmill
micmill

This would be sick. Integration between the PS3 and the PSP is another reason why I believe Sony makes the best products. Recently I downloaded some Family Guy episodes from the PSN on PS3 and effortlessly transferred them to my PSP to watch on the road... awesome technology, no one else can match it in gaming.

normsta
normsta

I like this kind of news. Gamespot or (Tor) you should cover game job postings like gamasutra. That would be sweet. I'll be waiting to see a 3d artist or level design positon...

Doolum
Doolum

what i have seen so far,it might be possible to have a PSP LBP

jasopan
jasopan

that'd be pretty sick..

arbrooks28
arbrooks28

I think that would be a cool thing to have interchangeability. You could design a level on the PS3, then test it out on the psp on the go, and post it when you return home..or vise versa.

Zennious
Zennious

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jhuuueee
jhuuueee

wow. im looking forward to this. .

jhuuueee
jhuuueee

wow. im looking forward to this. .

Dante_May_Die
Dante_May_Die

that would suck it would be better a ps3 exclusive god dont do it sony!!

PSWII60user
PSWII60user

lol, not even gonna wait to see if we like the first one? i like that. i don't think it matters though because it will be awesome!

E-ROLE
E-ROLE

Why do we get it later than Americans? If anything we should get it first

ferid84
ferid84

if this game comes really, and its up to expectation i wont regret buying my psp due to its scarce game production...