Evans: LBP2 might not be fully b/c with original game
- Posted May 17th, 2010 at 10:41 EDT by Mike Harradence
- 17 Comments
Media Molecule has revealed that LittleBigPlanet 2 may not end up being fully backwards compatible with its critically acclaimed predecessor.
Speaking to the chaps at EDGE magazine, the company’s co-founder, Alex Evans, admitted that it “might not succeed” in getting all stages from the original game to work with the sequel as a result of “exploits people have used” in making them.
“We may not get 100 percent backwards compatibility,” Evans conceded, “but I hope we do.”
“It’s a really hard job to QA it, with millions of levels to get through. We might not succeed in all the exploits people have used.”
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- 6:32am EDT - May 17th, 2010
Sounds fair tho. They can't have 2 versions of the game running at the same time, one is obviously more upto date with refined tools. Those tools might haved be used differently before.
- 6:37am EDT - May 17th, 2010
well tbh sounds pretty fair to me, he said they are aiming for 100% but people have used slightly idfferent exploits. when i read the title my first thought was "not cool man" but seems reasonable enough
- 6:39am EDT - May 17th, 2010
what he mean by exploits?
But fair enough 2million levels and all probably wouldnt be easy
- 6:46am EDT - May 17th, 2010
- 6:48am EDT - May 17th, 2010
An example of an exploit. You try to place an object somewhere, then before placing it you hit start and go back to the pod. When you enter again, you will have a transparant object hanging there.
- 6:49am EDT - May 17th, 2010
@3 People use hacks like crushing a spawn point with a heavy metal so when you die you end up at the finish point, instead of making the level where the spawn point moves over to the finish before you die.
- 7:46am EDT - May 17th, 2010
aslong as they dont stop the servers for LBP to force people to buy LBP2 then who cares really
- 8:48am EDT - May 17th, 2010
Not buying it anymore, I want to use LBP with LBP2 and now it is 0 percent compatible??? NO WAYS!!!
- 9:01am EDT - May 17th, 2010
HenryPSN before you level up your next character, I suggest you level up your comprehension first.
- 9:03am EDT - May 17th, 2010
What article did you read to decide that it would be 0% compatible? Your post makes no sense. They've got to be in a bind. I mean, they're being pressured to follow up one of the strongest games of recent years and they've got an impressive list of improvements. But to have to go back and make sure that every combination from the old game will still work just seems endless! At least they're being up front about it, and not surprising us on release day.
AaronSOLDIER | AaronSOLDIER
- 9:08am EDT - May 17th, 2010
A bit disappointing, hopefully they work on this.
- 9:16am EDT - May 17th, 2010
Well at least they're trying, and we know that the levels that don't make it through are a result of players exploiting the game.
- 9:17am EDT - May 17th, 2010
Understandable. They can't be expected to replicate some of the glitches that people have managed to use to their advantage in levels.
- 10:08am EDT - May 17th, 2010
2 millions plus levels, it dont suprise me really, that would be some feat if they managed it though
- 12:19pm EDT - May 17th, 2010
Some of those exploits would be I imagine the "glitches" to where people were able to put objects into the background, giving them more than just 3 layers to place thing. Another one I can think of was combining different materials to make walk through walls or something similar. Being able to change the material of the scoreboard, there really was a lot of glitches in the game until most of them got patched. But I think he is saying that LBP2 doesn't support those glitches from LBP1 so those levels that did use the glitches won't be able to be played. All others should work though. That's just my .02 cents.
- 5:47pm EDT - May 17th, 2010
Translation: Yes, we're getting rid of all the levels with giant foam penises and grabbable vaginas...
DBMONK | DBMONK
- 5:46am EDT - May 18th, 2010
Where are the levels with the grabable lady bits..... musta missed them XD
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