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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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
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 ;)
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
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
Vampire64 Posted Feb 10, 2012 9:17 pm CET (hide) "Sony: what Nintendo creates, we take" and IMPROVE...
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.
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.
@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
@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.
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
I'm not complaining, but isn't that what ModNation Racer is? A LBP racer? Anywho, it looks interesting.
@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"
@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.
The irony of this is LBP is about "Creating, Sharing, and Playing," and Sony's new policies aren't about all of those things.
@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".
@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.
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...
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 .....
@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.
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...)
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
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.
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