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Introducing LittleBigPlanet HUB

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The imagisphere will be expanding later this year with LittleBigPlanet HUB, your free invitation to the ever-expanding LittleBigPlanet omniverse and all the wonders contained within! Let’s take a look!

What is LittleBigPlanet HUB?

LittleBigPlanet HUB is a completely FREE PSN download that will be available from the PlayStation Store later this year that will give you your very own pod and access to a full range of free and exclusive content to kick-start your very own adventures on LittleBigPlanet.

Not only that but everything that is currently available for LittleBigPlanet 1 and 2 players will be available to purchase in LittleBigPlanet HUB through a variety of options, so that you can build your very own LittleBigPlanet experience, just the way that you want it!

LittleBigPlanet HUB will be the ultimate destination for all LittleBigPlanet activity on PlayStation 3!

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So what content will be available with LittleBigPlanet HUB?

To help you get started in LittleBigPlanet HUB, everyone will have access to these great features!

  • A brand new level chock full of goodies to collect, exclusive to LittleBigPlanet HUB!
  • Free access to the first worlds from both LittleBigPlanet 1 and LittleBigPlanet 2. That’s 16 free levels and all the goodies and costumes contained within are yours to collect and keep!
  • Unrestricted access to LittleBigPlanet’s Create Mode and a full range of tools from both titles to create your very own levels!
  • The LittleBigPlanet Team Picks! Our weekly updated collection of some of our favourite community levels. That’s more than 500 levels at the moment and growing each week!
  • Exciting Weekly Challenges! A whole new way to play LittleBigPlanet!

This is just the beginning though and after you have taken your first steps with LittleBigPlanet; you will be able to access our new and refined in-game store to expand your LittleBigPlanet experience even further!

What about existing LittleBigPlanet players?

Played LittleBigPlanet 1 or 2 before? That’s fantastic! We can’t wait for you to join us on LittleBigPlanet HUB too! You will be able to fully import your current profile and everything you have previously purchased for either title will automatically be available to you in LittleBigPlanet HUB!

You will also be able to take advantage of all the free content that will be available exclusively in LittleBigPlanet HUB.

Why bring LittleBigPlanet HUB to everyone now?

We are incredibly proud of our community creators and everything that they have created in LittleBigPlanet and we wanted to share all of this amazing content with the rest of the PlayStation family.

So even if you have never played LittleBigPlanet before, you will have the chance to join us and check out some of our favourite community levels first-hand and even have the opportunity to dabble in creating your own content before setting off for greater LittleBigPlanet adventures!

We can’t wait to release LittleBigPlanet HUB later in the year and we look forward to you joining us for a gaming and social experience unlike any other!

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Talesgirl016 said:

August 20th, 12:00 pm

This sounds exciting

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    Steven Isbell said:

    August 20th, 12:22 pm

    Oh yeah! We can’t wait for everyone to check out LittleBigPlanet HUB and all the great community created content! :)

NYPUNK88 said:

August 20th, 12:00 pm

Sounds so awesome can’t wait to try it out. :D

Mando44646 said:

August 20th, 12:01 pm

what about Vita and PS4? Will this be ported to both of them as well?

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    Steven Isbell said:

    August 20th, 12:23 pm

    LittleBigPlanet HUB is being released for PlayStation 3. :)

retro25 said:

August 20th, 12:02 pm

That’s awesome, I’m going to check that out when it comes.

Suicide_Surfer said:

August 20th, 12:03 pm

Wait, so you have to BUY levels? I’ll stick to LBP2

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    Steven Isbell said:

    August 20th, 12:27 pm

    You don’t have to buy anything, that’s the whole point.
    You’re more than welcome to sample the 500+ featured levels in the Team Picks for free. :)

Elvick_ said:

August 20th, 12:07 pm

Will this come to Vita and PS4? It’d be awesome to be able to play LBP1/2 levels on Vita, but I know that it’d probably be hard to do on Vita… but it’d still be great to have the potential to play LBP1/2 levels anywhere.

@5: What, you expect to get the full LBP and LBP2 completely free? Entitlement has become a real problem.

Satnamji said:

August 20th, 12:11 pm

Will there be LBP Karting integration in HUB?

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    Steven Isbell said:

    August 20th, 12:30 pm

    LittleBigPlanet Karting is a stand-alone title that is built on a completely different engine to LittleBigPlanet 1 and 2, so it can’t really be integrated into LittleBigPlanet HUB.

MrSignal said:

August 20th, 12:15 pm

New content and free community levels?
Sweet.

Otherwise, should have seen it coming, the whole F2P thing.
Really should suit LBP.

Hopefully the improved engine should allow for new experiences and game updates(like level saving).
Might be a bit tricky unless they go free-roaming.

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    Steven Isbell said:

    August 20th, 12:34 pm

    Much like LittleBigPlanet 1 and 2 has done, LittleBigPlanet HUB will receive regular content releases after it is launched. :)

    What exactly that holds for the Sackfolk of LittleBigPlanet?
    Well, I can’t say just yet but we will definitely continue to push the creativity of our community. ;)

LuiSpartanMIMIMI said:

August 20th, 12:26 pm

Please answer:

LittleBigPlanet 2 and LittleBigPlanet HUB are cross-play?

If I’m playing LBP2 and want to invite my friend who’s playing LBP HUB , can I?

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    Steven Isbell said:

    August 20th, 12:31 pm

    Since you will be able to access all of your LittleBigPlanet 1 and 2 content in LittleBigPlanet HUB, along with all of HUB’s exclusive content, I would suggest inviting all of your friends for one big party in LittleBigPlanet HUB instead! :)

Sharingan_itachi said:

August 20th, 12:32 pm

Please please bring this to PSVita. It looks like a perfect app for it and have LBP Vita integration .

Sharingan_itachi said:

August 20th, 12:34 pm

If I am right, LBPV uses the same as LBP and LBP2 unlike LBPK .

darkhairwarrior said:

August 20th, 12:47 pm

So, wait, are all the levels from LBP1 2 and Vita available for free? Or is HUB it’s own thing with it’s own User Generated Content?

Won’t people just sell their LBP games?

Will the party still be limited to 4 players?

So many questions!

Jacob_Allen_1987 said:

August 20th, 12:50 pm

are there going to be trophies for this game or not

VvEMBERvV said:

August 20th, 1:08 pm

^_- Game Like Play Love! Omg LittleBigPant Fun Boy My Friends Kiss <3

Sharingan_itachi said:

August 20th, 1:09 pm

@12 No not Vita. They don’t care about PSVita at all. Not even bothered to do one and bring all the 3 games together even though it’s not hard at all.

VvEMBERvV said:

August 20th, 1:09 pm

CatatonicAlex said:

August 20th, 1:23 pm

@15 And you know this to be true how?
Different system- different engine- different play-styles.

….Although I remember there being an interview a while back saying that a new LBP game was hitting the vita.

Jacob_Allen_1987 said:

August 20th, 1:24 pm

another question if you earn content on LBP Hub can it be imported to the other games or is it just for hub only

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    Steven Isbell said:

    August 20th, 5:37 pm

    Any content released exclusively for LittleBigPlanet HUB will remain in LittleBigPlanet HUB.

GLiTcH2 said:

August 20th, 1:32 pm

Will there be a Beta for LBP Hub? Seems only fitting since LBP1 and 2 had beta sign-ups.

TSFRJ said:

August 20th, 2:45 pm

Sounds like LBP3 to me:) Also since LBPVita is built on a similar engine and cross control dlc prove they can wok together can LBPHUB link LBP2 and LBPVita in away that allows us to use LBPVita instead of CC create mode allowing us tobuild better CC levels with full vita range of content?

Elvick_ said:

August 20th, 2:49 pm

@20: Even if it was just cross control, to use the Vita screen to use as a cursor (thus easily drawing/cutting/etc) would be great.

TSFRJ said:

August 20th, 2:51 pm

yep its LBP3 this how all games series should work where 3 game comes with 1st 2 games bundled in

MLP_Erick said:

August 20th, 3:15 pm

Will this game be more than 1-4 players? Is it the same as the other LBP’s? With a 3rd Person view instead of a side-scroller? is it free roam? I have many questions!

Curtisio said:

August 20th, 3:53 pm

Would is be considered an Upgrade from LBP2?

Curtisio said:

August 20th, 3:54 pm

Second question – what parts of LBP HUB are being posted as something you need to purchase?

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    Steven Isbell said:

    August 20th, 5:33 pm

    We will have more details on how to purchase additional content closer to release. :)

Kchow23 said:

August 20th, 4:37 pm

I was hoping that this would be like some sort of LBP equivalent of PS Home instead of a F2P version of it which is still cool.

gilgamesh21 said:

August 20th, 4:46 pm

Sounds interesting. I wonder if the creative tools for infamous 2 will get the same treatment? infamous “hub”?

plaztiksyke said:

August 20th, 4:49 pm

Will there be support for Move and Vita cross-controller content?

I was really miffed when the SingStar Digital dropped all Move support.

Any improvements to the rendering engine since LBP2?

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    Steven Isbell said:

    August 20th, 5:35 pm

    LittleBigPlanet HUB will support all of our previous DLC releases for LittleBigPlanet 1 and LittleBigPlanet 2, this includes the Move Pack and Cross-Controller Pack, as well as the community levels that have been created with them. :)

GnomeWizard said:

August 20th, 4:53 pm

Any news on the fix for the cross-controller dlc? cross controller works so flawlessly on Ultimate Marvel vs Capcom 3 but doesn’t work at all for LBP2…..:/

actio1_618 said:

August 20th, 6:48 pm

Sounds neat! Can we expect some updates on the logic or the tools?

PokeMario said:

August 20th, 7:12 pm

Are there any new tools to create with as well as tools from the Vita version within LittleBigPlanet HUB? Also will LittleBigPlanet ever be on PS4 or is this the last we’ll see of LittleBigPlanet being released as an game?

Darig0n said:

August 20th, 8:06 pm

What about trophies?

Mot345 said:

August 20th, 8:51 pm

Awesome! Really loved LPB 1. Unfortunately have never played the sequel but this is exactly what I could ever want out of this game :) Good thinkin

allnewfie said:

August 20th, 10:43 pm

sounds great and cant wait. i do wish it came to psvita. besides that wondering how many sack freinds i can invite to my pod or moon.

Chri814 said:

August 21st, 12:03 am

It’ s only for Lbp 1?

IrishDude2 said:

August 21st, 3:32 am

So we can use our disc versions as a frisbee now?

Wizman87 said:

August 21st, 4:56 am

Any chance that servers will be fixed this time around? As in, we’ll actually be able to download levels fast and join into games even faster? None of these disconnection messages and long loading times while joining from your pod as a party (or while playing solo)? :P

We all like to have fun, but if my friends and I can’t even join games properly, how can we enjoy the LittleBigPlanet HUB gaming experience? These server issues were never fixed in LittleBigPlanet 2, LittleBigPlanet Vita, or in LittleBigPlanet Karting. I’d really like to see some fixes made to your dedicated servers! Send a message about this to Media Molecule! :P

Anyways, I’m as super excited as ever to see more of LittleBigPlanet! I’m a huge fan and I can’t wait to see more to come from LittleBigPlanet HUB! Thanks for the update from GamesCom! ^_^

Tefalpan said:

August 21st, 5:12 am

To all who are thinking it was a waist of byn LBP 1 & 2:
You got to read better:

“Free access to THE FIRST WORLDS from both LittleBigPlanet 1 and LittleBigPlanet 2”

FilooGaroo said:

August 21st, 6:16 am

TROPHIES ? PLAT ?

mafon2 said:

August 21st, 8:23 am

So… it’s here so i wouldn’t need to swap LBP1 and LBP2 discs?

MLP_Erick said:

August 21st, 8:43 am

Will it still be limited to 4 players per party?

jackwhitefoot said:

August 21st, 9:10 am

Greater adventures? Hm….is this pointing at a possible 3rd game for PS4? Possibly in the third dimension?

Welmosca said:

August 21st, 11:48 am

I’m not sure what LBPHub is all about…I mean for avid players of LBP like me…who played the hell out of LBP and its constantly playing LBP 2….also I have tons of DLCs from both titles…so will I have any benefits with LBP Hub?…….sorry I’m kinda confused here.Steven…?

Also where is TLoU costumes?…the wait is killing me.

SouthSideChris said:

August 21st, 4:33 pm

Its nice to hear that the Cross Controller DLC will also be included. I think more people will get a chance to experience how cool this DLC is now with LBP Hub since the Vita is now cheaper and LBP Hub will be free to play. This is going to be great! Do you guys have a release date for this yet? I cant wait to get my hands on it.

snickelsox said:

August 21st, 9:03 pm

Was the Memoriser ever brought to LBP2? If not, will it be brought into LBP Hub?

Thanks.

Vaughndo-30 said:

August 22nd, 3:17 pm

Are all the levels free? (Not including Dlc level kits)

D-Squad3 said:

August 22nd, 9:01 pm

So is the gameplay like LittleBigPlanet?

platinumSackboy said:

August 24th, 2:35 am

Wait, 16 levels? Do they mean 16 sets of levels like: Da Vinci’s Hideout, The Canyons, The Wedding, The Cosmos. Like that?

Acoop397 said:

August 25th, 10:58 am

Steven just when is this Coming out? because I am yery pumped up for this moment where I can finally play more levels and a filled goodies bag! :D I have been waiting for this moment for a long time! XD

NintendudeX92 said:

August 25th, 2:39 pm

Quick, add the karting for a complete LBP experience

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