In my previous post, I mentioned how LittleBigPlanet 2 was suffering from issues of lag and infinite loading times because of thousands of players being online at the same moment. Well, guess what?
Media Molecule has reported that the number of players playing LittleBigPlanet 2 online has “massively outstripped” the amount of activity of online users seen in LittleBigPlanet. That’s good news, except the bit that it’s causing issues for players.
“Because we had the awesome beta, fan reaction we know about and we’ve had time to respond to. Now we’re just excited to see how big it gets – how many people we’re going to get. The user count is actually quite crazy – we’ve already massively outstripped our LBP1 record for total users online at once. And that’s just with North America and a few other territories. I think some people [at Sony] would be waving certain things at me if I gave the actual numbers, but it’s significantly higher,” Media Molecule co-founder and technical director David Smith told Eurogamer.
“In the next few days we might even double the number of users online at once,” he added. “Perhaps – let’s see how it goes. That’s pretty major. It’s not a stealth launch: there’s a lot of people out there that seem to be waiting for it.”
Media Molecule shouldn’t really be surprised by the reaction it’s seeing to LittleBigPlanet 2 – because the original game redefined the meaning of “replay value”. So fans expected a lot more from the sequel, and judging from the Closed BETA reactions – it seems as though Media Molecule has delivered and even exceeded expectations!