I have sad news for those of you in Europe, as Sony has officially delayed the release of LittleBigPlanet 3 in the EU.
The title, which is a crossgen release on the PS3 and PS4, will now be released on November 26 in Europe and November 28 in the UK. When Sony posted about the delay on their European Playstatation site, they said that the main reason is that they think the game would fare better in a less competitive week for new releases.
“We’re currently working our socks off with Sackboy and friends to get the game to you as soon as possible but it’s recently come to our attention that we’re going to have to move the release of LittleBigPlanet 3 in Europe by one week to give Sackboy the best opportunity to shine.
This was a very difficult decision to make but since LittleBigPlanet is such a globally appealing game, it seemed only right to give more people the chance to get to know Sackboy and his new friends.
Sorry for any bubbles that may have just been burst but we thought it best to give you the heads-up now and to assure you that we’re still working to bring you all LittleBigPlanet 3 in Europe by 26th November. This doesn’t affect the release date in America.”
Just to give a little bit of context as to the competition LBP 3 will be facing when it releases on November 18 in the US: Grand Theft Auto V for PS4 and Xbox One, Dragon Age: Inquisition, Far Cry 4 all release on the same day. Yeah.
A bit of a shame for those of you looking forward to it, but a week is hardly something worth crying into your tea and crumpets about.