Those who wish to play in different little games just lost a lot of places and enjoy user-created levels. After the extensive maintenance of the server offline, from now on, only the Playstation 4 function of Little Big Planet 3 will continue to provide services. The LittleBigPlanet team announced a major change to the old version of the game on Twitter this morning.
“First of all, we would like to apologize for the long downtime of the LittleBigPlanet server, and thank you all for your patience while we resolve this issue,” the message from the team began. It goes on to say that the latest update 1.27 is available for PlayStation 4 users, but for anyone who does not play games on the platform, bad news is coming. “Unfortunately, we need to permanently shut down our online services: LittleBigPlanet, LittleBigPlanet 2, LittleBigPlanet 3 (PS3) and LittleBigPlanet PS Vita.” Why turn off online access to all these games on old consoles? According to the LBP team, this is “the best way to protect the LittleBigPlanet community and help ensure that our online environment remains safe.”
LittleBigPlanet’s servers were first shut down in response to some annoying DDoS attacks, harassment and hate speech in May. You can read Liana Ruppert’s report on this here.
It should be noted that although any LBP games prior to PlayStation 4 will no longer be able to access online servers and user-created levels, all single-player games or local cooperative content, including DLC packs, can still be accessed. PlayStation 4 users of LittleBigPlanet 3 can still access any user-created levels from every previous LittleBigPlanet game, even those created and uploaded from the affected version off the server. This is at least a comfort for those who want to access their past creations or explore the world of other users.
What do you think about shutting down these old servers? Does this cause concerns about the preservation of digital space? Let us know in the comments!