Sony has announced that they will be discontinuing the online services for Media Molecule’s level creation series LittleBigPlanet. This shutdown includes LittleBigPlanet, LittleBigPlanet 2, LittleBigPlanet 3, LittleBigPlanet Portable, LittleBigPlanet PS Vita and LittleBigPlanet Karting. As of July 31 Japanese gamers will no longer be able to view and play other user created stages, upload created stages, play the story mode online or communicate with other players. This comes as a surprise especially because LittleBigPlanet 3 is not even two years old.
In addition to this news, LittleBigPlanet Karting’s online services will be shutting down on August 31 for North America and Europe while LittleBigPlanet Portable will be shutting down on July 31 for the same regions.