Aug 16, 2008

Now that Burnout Paradise is slated to arrive on the PlayStation Store later this fall, everyone is wondering what future titles may appear in downloadable form in addition to the standard Blu-Ray disc release. One of the games that continues to pop up during this discussion is LittleBigPlanet. Considering its multiplayer-oriented structure, perhaps it would make for a perfect Store download.

But Media Molecule has already confirmed the game is only coming to Blu-Ray, and Bits Bytes took it one step further to see what's what. The Canadian PR team simply said the game would "be available at retail" and the "user generated content will be available on the PSN." Then Joystiq spoke to the game's U.S. PR manager, Scott Goryl, who further confirmed the state of LittleBigPlanet this fall.

"LittleBigPlanet is a Blu-ray Disc product exclusively for PS3. LBP will utilize much of PlayStation Network's vast functionality for online and community features, but the game will indeed be distributed as a Blu-ray Disc."

So there you have it. LittleBigPlanet will only be on real, brick and mortar store shelves and will not be coming to the virtual PlayStation Store on the PS3. However, we refuse to rule out the possibility in the future; Burnout Paradise has been out in stores since January, and won't come to the Store until this fall. You just can't predict the future, and if LBP is as popular as we expect it to be, Sony and Media Molecule may want to make the game available in as many ways as possible.


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