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Sony confirms LittleBigPlanet Karting is a real thing

Kart racing looks to be getting another mascot, as Sony has confirmed the return of Sackboy and his sack friends in LittleBigPlanet Karting.

“Update: We can confirm that LittleBigPlanet Karting is in fact in development and we look forward to sharing more on the game soon!” tweeted Sony earlier today.

Sony's confirmation comes days after a promotional image featuring Sackboy pimping the (then) unannounced title appeared online at Future Shop Gamer. The rumors were further fueled by a Future Shop's tweet stating, “Destination Little Big Planet Cart racing announced for PS3. Move compatible wheel and 3D capable!”

While Sony is staying mum on the game's details, the idea of LittleBigPlanet Karting being PS Move compatible and 3D capable aren't big stretches considering the LittleBigPlanet franchise has been used to push both technologies in the past. What is up for debate is if Sony will stick to Media Molecule's cutesy aesthetic and, if it does, how it will sell a whole new Sackboy racer to a community that already has ModNation Racers; a LittleBigPlanet-esque game that already features an appearance by Sackboy.

Suffice to say, we have questions. Last time we checked in with Sony, however, they gave us the “no comment” routine. Regardless, it sounds like we'll hear more about LittleBigPlanet Karting soon enough. In the meantime let us know what you think about Sackboy's latest career change.

7 comments

  • Hobogonigal - February 10, 2012 11:46 p.m.

    Next thing we know we'll have Little Big Planet Party, Dr. Sackboy and Little Big Planet Golf.
  • talleyXIV - February 10, 2012 3:16 p.m.

    So Modnation Racers wasn't enough? Seriously Sony, throw LBP (one of the most innovative games of all time) to the dogs like you did with Jak and Daxter.
  • shawksta - February 10, 2012 11:40 a.m.

    Oh boy, this isnt a bad idea, its just Modnation Racing has Literally NO REASON to exist if LPB is karting, LBP will throw off Modnation's build-your-own concept right out the door making Modnation just a tech demo for LBP karting. Anyways, i look forward to see what they'rr gonna do.
  • gopie - February 10, 2012 11:22 a.m.

    Doesn't lbp2 already have kart racing? please say this is an add-on or at most a downloadable title.
  • GhostNappa2k10 - February 10, 2012 2:45 p.m.

    Somebody probably already created a karting level for LBP2. Sony are just trying to cash in on the franchise now, a shame, as the games are excellent, but now they're starting to milk it...
  • sirdilznik - February 10, 2012 11:11 a.m.

    Mod Nation Zippers obviously would have been the optimal title choice but I think LittleBigKarting would also have worked better than LittleBigPlanet Karting.
  • GhostNappa2k10 - February 10, 2012 10:59 a.m.

    Sony, please, DO NOT MILK THIS FRANCHISE.

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