Pete Smith, senior producer for Sony Computer Entertainment, has confirmed that costumes from the PlayStation 3 version of LittleBigPlanet will be compatible with its little brother version on the PlayStation Vita.
In an interview with Digital Spy at GamesCom 2011, Smith said that most costumes could be transferred, and that Sony wants to port as many over as they can, with the exception of those that have licensing issues.
"Technically it was very, very challenging. Extremely challenging. Because we're backwards compatible with PlayStation 3, so there's all of the content across two Blu-rays and all of the DLC... there's just so much content," said Smith.
"But actually, as we started to make the Vita version, we're trying to create a slightly different experience anyway. So it felt right that you would go on the PS3 for the more epic levels, then you go on the Vita and you would expect a different experience."
Smith added that LittleBigPlanet has "never been about comprimise," and that is why the game is "totally brand new from the ground up."
LittleBigPlanet for the PlayStation Vita will be available as of next year.