Sony has announced that LittleBigPlanet servers are being shut down for good, following a recent spate of continued DDOS attacks.
As reported back in March, it was believed that the LittleBigPlanet servers were attacked due to disgruntled fans “unhappy with Sony’s treatment of the franchise.”
In a tweet published yesterday on the LittleBigPlanet Twitter account, the news that fans feared for the franchise had broken.
“We would like to apologise for the extended downtime of the LittleBigPlanet server and want to thank you all for your patience whilst we worked on this issue,” read the statement.
“This is the best way to protect the LittleBigPlanet community”
“We have no doubt that this news will come as a disappointment to a lot of you, ultimately this is the best way to protect the LittleBigPlanet community and to help ensure that our online environment remains safe.”
If there was some consolation from this news, it would be that the LittleBigPlanet 3 servers are back online. However, this will be for PlayStation 4 players only.
Community content previously published for LBP/LBP2/LBP3 for PS3 will still be available, as well as LBP3 for PS4. Story mode, DLC and local co-op are still accessible.
Sadly, this news still spells the end for online co-op and anyone that wants to publish new community content for the related games. Sackboy: A Big Adventure for PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5 still remains online (thankfully).
This news is a shame because LittleBigPlanet is still a popular game for all generations and it’s a fantastic franchise for those wanting to express creativity. What are your thoughts on this news? Let us know across our social media channels.
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