Media Molecule is nu eigendom van Sony Computer Entertainment

LittleBigPlanet is sinds zijn komst enorm populair en met recht een topper te noemen. Media Molecule heeft met de vrolijke Sackboy een regelrechte klassieker in huis en dat ook nog eens exclusief voor de PlayStation 3. Ook door de aanhoudende ondersteuning van LBP blijft de game een succes.

Dit is natuurlijk allemaal een voordeel geweest voor de ontwikkelaar en dat betaalt zich nu ook nog eens uit, want Sony Computer Entertainment heeft de ontwikkelaar geheel overgenomen. Dat betekent dat vanaf heden de studio’s van Media Molecule vallen onder de Worldwide Studios van SCE in Europa.

Acclaimed developer of multi-million selling LittleBigPlanet™ joins Sony Computer Entertainment Worldwide Studios

London, 2nd March 2010 – Sony Computer Entertainment (SCE) today announced that it had acquired leading game developer Media Molecule, creator of the multi-million selling and multi-award winning PlayStation®3 (PS3™) exclusive title, LittleBigPlanet™. Media Molecule will join as part of SCE’s global development operation, SCE Worldwide Studios (SCE WWS).

In a strategic move to continue to secure excellence in game development for current and future PlayStation® platforms, the acquisition of Media Molecule formalises the successful exclusive relationship with SCE.

Media Molecule, based in Surrey, England, is the award-winning developer of LittleBigPlanet, one of the best-selling titles for PS3, a game that introduced gamers to the unique ethos of Play, Create and Share. Having seen over 2m user generated levels created for the community to download and play for free, LittleBigPlanet has completely changed the way people interact with games, whilst revolutionising the longevity of gameplay.

Having won over 90 awards for LittleBigPlanet, including 2 BAFTAs and 8 AIAS Interactive Achievement Awards, Media Molecule brings a wealth of experience and a highly talented staff into the SCE WWS family that will further strengthen the PlayStation first party studio.

“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 Sony. 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.”

Studios across the SCE WWS network share technology, production methodology and creative goals to build the best possible experiences for users to enjoy the most from the PlayStation family of hardware platforms and network services. With over 2,500 employees, SCE WWS combines the talents of 15 game development studios in Japan, the USA, the UK and The Netherlands.

  1.    6677 XP
    Myx's avatar

    GOEDZO SONY!!! eindelijk es vechten voor exclusiefs en goede studio’s

  2.    4204 XP
    afca-yuri's avatar

    laten we hopen dat hier voordelen uit komen

  3.    150 XP
    maxim380's avatar

    Littlebig god of war XD

  4.    542 XP
    niels's avatar

    mooi! is zeker een goede investering

  5.    434 XP
    JoeyNL's avatar


  6.    947 XP
    patrickg's avatar


    of littlebig uncharted xD

  7.    68 XP
    SoulramonNL's avatar

    Ze moeten ook Rockstargames overnemen dan krijgen we nooit meet gezeik met gta exclusives 🙂

  8.    2623 XP
    nis-gens's avatar

    yesss blijft lbp lekker ps3 exclusive zowiezo 😀

  9.    153 XP
    adhd1977's avatar

    Sackboy rulezzzz…


  10.    1562 XP
    dikked's avatar

    YES !!!

    weten we zeker dat alle goeie games van MM exlusives voor de PS3 worden 😀