LittleBigPlanet’s Servers Are Parked For Now

Sony temporarily disabled the servers for LittleBigPlanet, as many users ended up abusing offensive messages that others got (and that doesn’t sound like a positive touch on the game experience, does it?).

„[A] LittleBigPlanet Server update: due to the severity of the recent attacks, we have no other option than to temporarily disable the game servers. We do not take these attacks lightly, especially when they target our loyal community members. Thanks for understanding,” LittleBigPlanet’s official Twitter account wrote.

This alone sounds somewhat weird, but Eurogamer investigated the issue a little more to see what is happening to LittleBigPlanet, which is no longer in the hands of Media Molecule (they are now focusing on Dreams). The site reported in April that many games in the series offered no access to community-created content. Not just for a day or two, but more like six weeks (!). Back then, DDoS attacks were the reason behind the lack of access, and Sony didn’t comment on the situation (and let’s face it, they tend to ignore such scenarios quite often).

However, the situation is a little different now: the servers are not offline due to DDoS attacks. Instead, Sony itself decided to temporarily make them unavailable, as LittleBigPlanet’s players found a lot of offensive error messages without any kind of warning. That’s not good.

LittleBigPlanet launched in 2008 on PlayStation 3, and a year later, the PSP also got the game. The second main game in the series followed in 2011 (still on PS3), and in 2012, the PlayStation Vita also received a game (and back then, Sony didn’t ignore the handheld in the West). The third main game followed in 2014 on PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 3, but this one was developed by Sumo Digital, who also were behind Sackboy: A Big Adventure, which was a PlayStation 5 launch title (also available on PlayStation 4).

Source: VG247 / Eurogamer

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