|Digital Release||PlayStation 3
November 06, 2012 (NA)
November 07, 2012 (AU)
November 09, 2012 (EU)
|Delisting||July 02, 2018 - Service Shutdown (AU, EU, NA)
July 2018 - Removed from Sale (NA)
|Developer||United Front Games|
PlayStation 3 (AU, EU)
LittleBigPlanet Karting was likely delisted on PlayStation 3 in North America in July of 2018, either on or shortly after the game’s multiplayer servers were shut down on July 2nd. Discussions on PSNProfiles forums mention the game being listed as “free” by July 31st, 2018 but many reported being unable to actually claim it by that date. As of March 2021 the game continues to be available to buy in Australia and across Europe with the following note on the game’s page:
You will no longer be able to access the multiplayer modes or use the online features for LittleBigPlanet™ Karting on PlayStation®3 from 2 July 2018. Offline single player mode is still accessible. You can still make your own content, but cannot share your creations with other online players.
It is unclear why the game was delisted only in North America especially considering that other entries in the series have only been delisted in Australia and Europe.
About the Game
Over the years the LittleBigPlanet series has offered hundreds of pieces of official DLC featuring original creations and licensed IPs. As is to be expected, not all of this content remains available and has been delisted at various points since the first game’s release in 2009. Wikipedia and the LBP Fandom wiki both have detailed lists of this content.
“Craftworld is in danger! The alien Hoard is stealing Prize Bubbles, the building blocks of creativity, and the citizens need a new hero – one that loves to go fast. Pull on your driving gloves and floor the accelerator as you race to save Craftworld from the clutches of the Hoard in an action-packed karting adventure. Customise racetracks, karts, costumes and weapons in true LittleBigPlanet™ style and take down the Hoard or lap your friends and foes in unpredictable multiplayer races. Sackboy™, start your engine.“
- Race a thrilling karting adventure with story missions, boss battles and more.
- Take on your friends in multiplayer contests for up to 8 racers online and 4 players offline in split screen mode.
- Discover the creations of other LBP fans around the world for a unique racing experience every time you play.