LittleBigPlanet was perhaps the best platformer for the PlayStation 3. As Joystiq reports, Three million copies,two million levels, and one Game of the Year edition laterSony decided to acquire the small UK-based developer Media Molecule. Their sugar-coated website chirpily proclaimed the engagement with Sony Computer Entertainment Worldwide Studios (SCE WWS). With two BAFTAs, and over 90 other gaming awards, Media Molecule is on a roll as Sony has promised to further their franchise and also help develop newer titles.
Shuhei Yoshida, President, SCE Worldwide Studios had this to say about the interest of SCE WWS.
Since they burst onto the gaming scene, Media Molecule have proved to be a truly exciting and innovative studio, who have proved their world-class credentials with the creation of the incredible LittleBigPlanet. SCE WWS is all about creating ambitious, innovative and ground breaking games, traits that Media Molecule clearly have. To bring them into our family proves our dedication to creating fantastic new experiences that we believe will cement our position as industry leaders.
It is heartening to see Sony create a core group of enthusiastic developers to keep the PS3, PSP and the PS2 thriving in the worldwide market. The inclusion of the teams of such brilliant and innovative games such as LittleBigPlanet portends good for Sony as well as the loyal gamers, not to mention the developers!