Sony has completely shut down the servers for the unique three LittleBigPlanet video games on Ps 3 and the hand held LittleBigPlanet on the Ps Vita, according to a tweet posted by the official LittleBigPlanet account on Monday (via IGN).
The brand new establishment leaves the initially PS3 trilogy of LittleBigPlanet video games and the Vita model playable as offline single-player or co-op experiences only, with bought and already downloaded DLC additionally usable. Any user-created content material — essentially the most intriguing side of Sony and unique developer Media Molecule’s well-known action-platforming collection — will solely be accessible on the newly updated Playstation 4 version of LittleBigPlanet 3. The server shutdown additionally implies that anybody caught with older PS3 variations of the video games can also be unable to add or obtain new user-created ranges to any extent further,
“We now have little question the information will come as a giant disappointment to numerous you,” Sony wrote within the assertion. “Finally that is one of the simplest ways to guard the LittleBigPlanet group and to assist be certain that our on-line group setting stays secure.”
Instantly closing up store on LittleBigPlanet’s servers seems to be motivated by Sony’s ongoing difficulties with the video games’ on-line part. In March 2020, the video games’ servers had been quickly taken down as a consequence of DDoS assaults, Eurogamer reported. Gamers have also reported offensive messages showing in-game, seemingly positioned there by hackers. LittleBigPlanet’s builders tried to handle among the server points with safety updates in April of this yr, IGN writes. Nonetheless, the issue seems to be bigger than one thing a small replace can repair.