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Sony acquires LittleBigPlanet developer

It seems that Sony Computer Entertainment (SCE) is more than a little impressed with Media Molecule, having now acquired the England-based developer of LittleBigPlanet. The studio will become part of Sony’s global development operation, SCE Worldwide Studios (SCE WWS).

Little Big Planet has gone on to become one of the biggest-selling games on the PlayStation 3, and it has won over 90 awards, including two BAFTAs and eight AIAS Interactive Achievement Awards. Based on this overwhelming success, Sony has acted to formalise an exclusive arrangement with the Surrey-based Media Molecule

”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 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.”

"Since Media Molecule's inception, we've had a uniquely close relationship with SCE. Over the years they have consistently shown their dedication to Creative Gaming and Media Molecule, not only through their support of the company, but their willingness to take risks and embrace our often unusual approach and ideas," said Alex Evans, co-founder of Media Molecule. "What we've achieved already with LittleBigPlanet has proved this to us and we're excited by this new chapter of innovation and creative gaming, for all involved.”

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