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LittleBigPlanet 2 Beta Coming To The US Soon

Eventually, the US and other countries will be able to show off their pre-release games within games.

Media Molecule has been dishing out LittleBigPlanet 2 beta invites to excited PS3 owners in Europe, but not the rest of the world. According to a recent post on the official PS blog, that will change in the next few weeks as the studio continues to test its servers against the strain of mass creativity. 

"Yes, beta codes are going out," SCEA marketing manager Mark Valledor wrote on the blog, "But globally, we’re taking steps to best test our server environment, so we’re distributing beta codes in phases. The first phase of testing started earlier this week with our European LBP community. In a few weeks, we’ll be growing the participant base with US and other countries."

Valledor promised that "more news [is] to come," regarding the global release of the beta client, which leaves some room to speculate that Media Molecule and SCEA might be planning to offer traditional sign-ups for the rest of the beta phase. Alas, hard details on how the beta will be distributed were not shared.  
 
If you want a hint as to how to get into the forthcoming US beta (if there won't be sign-ups), check out how European testers were picked. In Europe, testers were chosen based on how active they are in LBP. Room wasn't made, apparently, for those who put the game down a few times since its 2008 release. 
 


 == TEASER ==LBP2, like its predecessor, is generating buzz with its user-creation component, the focus of the beta. According to previous coverage, you can make just about anything you want to make with the online tools this time around, including an RTS or a dual-stick shooter. To be honest, I'd like to jump into the beta just for the practice, but I suppose that defeats the noble purpose of this beta.
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Posted by BradNicholson
Media Molecule has been dishing out LittleBigPlanet 2 beta invites to excited PS3 owners in Europe, but not the rest of the world. According to a recent post on the official PS blog, that will change in the next few weeks as the studio continues to test its servers against the strain of mass creativity. 

"Yes, beta codes are going out," SCEA marketing manager Mark Valledor wrote on the blog, "But globally, we’re taking steps to best test our server environment, so we’re distributing beta codes in phases. The first phase of testing started earlier this week with our European LBP community. In a few weeks, we’ll be growing the participant base with US and other countries."

Valledor promised that "more news [is] to come," regarding the global release of the beta client, which leaves some room to speculate that Media Molecule and SCEA might be planning to offer traditional sign-ups for the rest of the beta phase. Alas, hard details on how the beta will be distributed were not shared.  
 
If you want a hint as to how to get into the forthcoming US beta (if there won't be sign-ups), check out how European testers were picked. In Europe, testers were chosen based on how active they are in LBP. Room wasn't made, apparently, for those who put the game down a few times since its 2008 release. 
 


 == TEASER ==LBP2, like its predecessor, is generating buzz with its user-creation component, the focus of the beta. According to previous coverage, you can make just about anything you want to make with the online tools this time around, including an RTS or a dual-stick shooter. To be honest, I'd like to jump into the beta just for the practice, but I suppose that defeats the noble purpose of this beta.
Edited by lil_cheeks

I don't mind a little more LBP

Posted by Mystyr_E

love to play it but not enough cash this fall. sadface.

Posted by teh_destroyer

Still havent played the first one yet >_>

Posted by Sanitysend

I love me some lbp

Edited by superscott597

Awesome sauce. 
 
Awesome sauce because I finally got a PS3. Otherwise it would just be sauce.

Posted by EpicOrangeJuice

One of the best games for the ps3

Posted by DrBeardface

Ooo, wanna get on that.

Posted by GUnitVer1

Hope its not a PS-Plus thing

Posted by SithToast

I'm with you gunit

Posted by illmatic19

This would be a great PSN+ bonus.

Posted by Jayross

So no playstation + tie in at all?

Posted by OllyOxenFree

Betas.  Betas everywhere!

Posted by TurboMan

Hopefully PSPlus users get some love.

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Posted by Lonewolftom

 aardvark    

Posted by snap

Even if it were a PlayStation Plus Bonus, not everyone who bought PS+ would get a Code. 

Posted by Cowburn

Will be picking this up for sure, loved the first one.

Posted by chriskelly123

hmmmm, perhaps a ps3 purchase is in order :P

Posted by SnakeSDR

I would stab a baby for one of those codes... Not really, I love babies... Not in a creepy way... I'm gonna go now.

Posted by DBrim

So is LBP the Inception of video games?

Posted by killer_meatballs

Definitely will be picking this up.

Posted by spiceninja
@DBrim said:
" So is LBP the Inception of video games? "
BBBBBBBBBBBBRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR
Posted by Lokno

Looking forward to the beta, I sure hope they invite me.

Posted by Ghostiet
@DBrim said:
" So is LBP the Inception of video games? "
BWWWWOOOOOOOOOOOONG.
Posted by queenulhu

Waaaaaaant!!!!!

Posted by ynleborg

LBP is the best!

Posted by MisterMouse

LBP is a lot of fun, and LBP2 is looking pretty cool with what they have in it. After LBP2 where do they have go and what do they have to do for LBP3?

Posted by NovaDTH

I don't care how much I get picked on for it, I love me some LBP.

Posted by boylie

I'm really looking forward to this, even though I fall firmly in the "haven't played since about a month after launch" camp.  I guess that means I'm prolly out of the running for the beta. Sadface.
Posted by Brenderous

I'm very excited for this game. I never got around to buying the first one, but I played it a lot of people's houses. 
 
The tools in LBP2 look like something I could put lots of hours into.

Posted by Daroki

I wonder if the fact that my son still plays LBP every chance I let him means that a beta code might be forthcoming.  If so my son's made me even happier than I already am with him.  :)
Posted by ZaSentaMan

Can't wait for this game. Hopefully I get into the beta.

Posted by xyzygy

I really hope I like this game more than the first one.. 
 
If it means I'm gonna have to update though, this beta is a no-can-do for me.

Posted by pepsimax

Too bad I only have an xbox :/

Posted by xCyCo

playin my a$$ for beta. i only need 1 trophy for plat. heart me as a creator please. i only need 21 more hearts. my psn is xcyco.  add me we'll chill