Sony Buys LittleBigPlanet

Developer of LittleBigPlanet acquired by Sony Computer Entertainment Worldwide Studios.

Sony Computer Entertainment has bought game developer Media Molecule, creator of the multi-million selling LittleBigPlanet.

In a strategic move to continue to secure a major player in the game development market, and gives Sony access to a gaming company that can work on more exclusive content for the Playstation platforms.

Media Molecule, based in Surrey, England, is the award-winning developer of LittleBigPlanet, one of the best-selling titles for PS3. The company has won over 90 awards for LittleBigPlanet, including 2 BAFTAs and 8 AIAS Interactive Achievement Awards.

“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,” said Shuhei Yoshida, President, SCE Worldwide Studios. “SCE WWS is all about creating ambitious, innovative…traits that Media Molecule have.”

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