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EA announces Create

In what looks like a stab at Sackboy wonder, EA’s Play label just pulled back the curtain on Create, an “imagination-powered” game coming this November to every single console that isn’t a DS or PSP. Yes, even Mac users are getting the love.

Create looks like it’s embarking on an open-ended mission similar to that of LBP, in that it’s doing the heavy lifting by building an enormous digital canvas, then providing players with every conceivable tool they need to move, customize, decorate, and play in unpredictable directions.

The press release doesn’t shy away from the word using the word “families” in abundance, but those of you who’ve delved deep in LBP know full well that the experience can be the furthest thing from “casual.” If you don’t believe us, take a gander at the Rube Goldbergian level of versatility in the announcement trailer alone.


Above: The Wii Remote is heavily showcased, but Create is also promising PlayStation Move compatibility

And for what Create may lack in Sack boys and Sackgirls, at least they’re making up for with a variety of characters. You can see the game pimping a Troll/Orc thingy, as well as a giant, Voltron-esque robot character right out of the gate, so it’s implied that customizable playables won’t immediately come at a nickel-and-dime, DLC premium. Look forward to more game details, not to mention user-generated remixes a’plenty, as we move closer to Creates November launch window.

Aug 2, 2010

17 comments

  • xerroz - August 4, 2010 9:46 p.m.

    looks great @fanboypcs360 Even LBP was a copycat, dunno why youre surprised. Nintendo seems like the only one who isnt being a copy cat of every one else
  • fanboypcs360 - August 4, 2010 10:18 a.m.

    create=an ant LBP2=my foot silly EA your crappy copycat doesnt belong in the same month, no wait lifetime of LBP2. all they could do is very slightly hurt, no wait scratch the sales of LBP2, but why would you want to do that to the little sackpeople? recaptcha: stubbiest icaza whats an icaza and why is it stubby?
  • StickyLungs - August 3, 2010 11:15 p.m.

    meh
  • CrashmanX - August 3, 2010 8:55 p.m.

    Everything looked like it snapped into place. Nothing really looked like it just happened but more like things clicked together.
  • shyfonzie - August 3, 2010 8:53 p.m.

    Looks pretty soulless.
  • JoeMasturbaby - August 3, 2010 8:47 p.m.

    good thing theres no other game coming out in november that is better than this, oh wait. There is. :)
  • bitcrusherrrr - August 3, 2010 8:12 p.m.

    The main problem comparing it to lbp here is it has no personality at all. They should have made it mysims: create and thrown in the little guys.
  • TheHolyHandGrenade - August 3, 2010 7:54 p.m.

    It kinda seems like it plays itself....
  • Onepersonwithnoopinion - August 3, 2010 6:39 p.m.

    Anyone else reminded of Half-Life 2 in that last screenshot?
  • DabWolf - August 3, 2010 6:30 p.m.

    The entirety of the games seem to be 'get this to safety'. They are not really copying Little Big planet, so much as they are copying some flash games I played for FREE.
  • 510BrotherPanda - August 3, 2010 6:24 p.m.

    Elaborating on what theemporer said, this just looks like generic graphics compared to the stuffing, cardboard, paint, crayons, stickers, thread, yarn, buttons and beads of LBP. EA could do better than this demo trailer if they tried, but I doubt they'd be willing to when they have other, bigger projects.
  • TalkradarLikesAreApe - August 3, 2010 6:10 p.m.

    This might have been a competitor to the first LBP but coming out the same time as LBP2 almost guarantees their only sales will be to people without a PS3 Captcha: only swans, well if you say so
  • FriendlyFire - August 3, 2010 6:08 p.m.

    I'm sorry but this feels incredibly generic. It lacks the charm and personality of LBP. Plus, I doubt you can make an RTS with that!
  • Hurricrane - August 3, 2010 5:54 p.m.

    but... I want to PLAY a game, not make one Captcha: School Stowaways, like that ever happened
  • WillisTron - August 3, 2010 5:46 p.m.

    Looks like a good alternative to LBP for those lacking a PS3
  • sleepy92ismypsn - August 3, 2010 5:40 p.m.

    looks like a downloadable title when compared to LBP2. They got balls to release this in the same month as LBP2 with only 3 months to build hype. Who's the protagonist?
  • theemporer - August 3, 2010 5:37 p.m.

    I fail to see the "love"

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