|Digital Release||PlayStation 3
August 05, 2010 (AU, EU)
|Delisting||Late October 2019 (AU, EU)|
PlayStation 3 (NA)
|Links||Media Molecule homepage|
LittleBigPlanet was delisted on PlayStation 3 in Australian and European territories between late October and early November of 2019. Most entries in the LittleBigPlanet series were last featured in a European PlayStation Store sale in April of 2019. On October 29th, 2019 several reddit posts confirmed that the game had recently been delisted. The cause for the territorial delistings is uncertain but could possibly be related to specific licensed content found in the game or a broader initiative by regional Sony offices to consolidate offerings among the LBP franchise.
Nearly a year later Sony’s official hub for LittleBigPlanet creators, LBP.me, went offline in November of 2020. At the time it was explained to be “backend updates and maintenance” but as of March 2021 the site has yet to return or its absence explained by Sony.
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.
“Welcome to LittleBigPlanet™ – a world of infinite possibilities, where imagination becomes reality and the powers of creation are firmly in your hands. If you can think of it, you can create it if you can create it, you can share it if you can share it, you can play it – and watch our colorful LittleBigPlanet™ grow and diversify!
It’s a new kind of game that unleashes the creativity in everyone. Design your own character and play over 50 awesome developer levels packed with dangers to navigate, races to win and puzzles to solve. As you play you will learn the skills to build a world of your own by earning creative tools and collecting hundreds of items. Use these items and tools to shape amazing levels of your own, featuring puzzles, challenges, and enemies of your own design. When you are ready, go online to access the LBP community and Share your creations for everyone to play.
LittleBigPlanet™ is a world with no limits – a world that’s yours to shape, build and explore.“