"We're getting married!" says developer Media Molecule
- Posted March 2nd, 2010 at 22:59 EDT by Ben Patey
- 20 Comments
Sony Computer Entertainment announced this morning that it has acquired developer Media Molecule. Terms of the deal were not disclosed, though Sony Europe's Senior VP of Worldwide Studios Micheal Denny wrote that the Media Molecule team is now a "wholly owned part of Sony Computer Entertainment" on the European PlayStation Blog.
Media Molecule, best know for developing LittleBigPlanet, has maintained a strong relationship with SCE, who published the game and contributed to the development of its PSP version. To those wary of the acquisition of a studio that has only one game "under its belt," Denny's asked consumers to look at "their list of awards and accomplishments... " and went on to list the numerous recognitions the studio has received.
Sony Computer Entertainment now owns 15 design studios spread across the U.S., U.K., Netherlands, and Japan.
- 6:01pm EST - March 2nd, 2010
Great move by Sony! This developer is clearly class and will be a major asset!
- 6:03pm EST - March 2nd, 2010
Media Molecule hats of to you guys great developer, Little Big Planet was great... well deserved, I will be expecting an LBP2 in the future though : P :P
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- 6:08pm EST - March 2nd, 2010
They must have another game close to announcement, its been awhile since LBP
- 6:08pm EST - March 2nd, 2010
SONY now owns 15 studios!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Ahh! You can't beat that! SONY is like the blob that just gets bigger and better. SONY has now become so big that they have created their own gravitational pull.
- 6:16pm EST - March 2nd, 2010
only good things can come out from this! This will ensure us that Little big planet will be sony exclusive! this is really very good news! Congratulations you both! I hope you have beautiful children in a near future! XD
- 6:22pm EST - March 2nd, 2010
@5 Clearly you've never unzipped a sackboy before, very messy stuff.
- 6:52pm EST - March 2nd, 2010
Congratulations! May you live ever after. :)
- 7:08pm EST - March 2nd, 2010
- 7:13pm EST - March 2nd, 2010
Great move SONY!!!
- 7:20pm EST - March 2nd, 2010
great news, Sony really have amazing developers/studios, bring on LBP 2!!
- 7:26pm EST - March 2nd, 2010
- 7:41pm EST - March 2nd, 2010
I guess this is cool...
- 8:38pm EST - March 2nd, 2010
Doubt this was really necessary. Some companies are loyal to the fanbases that make them popular. So I doubt media molecule would have turned Squaresoft or Capcom and given LBP2 to the 360 or Wii.
But of course this stops this from even being a possibility.
- 9:36pm EST - March 2nd, 2010
Definitely good to hear. LBP was a work of art. I really need to get back on to playing it though. Unfortunately it's hard to play a game that appeals to the kid in you when there are sooo many more Mature games that tend to draw you away from a game like Little Big Planet. I almost feel ashamed that I haven't given the game the attention it deserves.
- 11:29pm EST - March 2nd, 2010
Anyone just has to look at LBP to understand why SONY would pick them up, regardless of the fact it was their very 1st game.
Awards are meaningless much of the time ...quality speaks for itself.
I just hope to see something come from this in the form of new IP's that use a similar idea (physics, creation modes, etc etc) not to mention LBP becoming more & more improved (water extinwishing fire, getting you wet & heavy etc etc).
So much can be done with this game, I really hope SONY picking MM up means that they will start loooking at all those possibilities & find a way of making them work.
- 12:39am EST - March 3rd, 2010
Definitely a smart move on Sony's part. That studio prints money (and fun).
- 3:31am EST - March 3rd, 2010
There was never any real danger of LBP going to any other platform because I believe Sony own the IP. Ths is more to do with beefing up there development studios on Sonys part and ensuring survival of a new company /team on Media Molecules part. Times are hard for new dev's, so good news all round because this means we'll be able to see what this team can produce in the future!!! Now Sony if you could just tie up Insomniac and Quantic Dreams... Happy Gaming.
- 8:36am EST - March 3rd, 2010
that's what I like to hear, another step in the right direction
- 1:05pm EST - March 3rd, 2010
Sweet. More PS3 exclusive yumminess by a talented developer.
- 11:15am EST - March 4th, 2010
YAY! When are the babies (videogames) coming? Lol!
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