LittleBigPlanet 2 Beta Coming To The US Soon

Posted by BradNicholson (1556 posts) -
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.
#1 Posted by BradNicholson (1556 posts) -
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.
#2 Edited by lil_cheeks (184 posts) -

I don't mind a little more LBP

#3 Posted by Mystyr_E (1361 posts) -

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

#4 Posted by teh_destroyer (3692 posts) -

Still havent played the first one yet >_>

#5 Posted by Sanitysend (94 posts) -

I love me some lbp

#6 Edited by superscott597 (116 posts) -

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

#7 Posted by EpicOrangeJuice (8 posts) -

One of the best games for the ps3

#8 Posted by DrBeardface (281 posts) -

Ooo, wanna get on that.

#9 Posted by GUnitVer1 (216 posts) -

Hope its not a PS-Plus thing

#10 Posted by SithToast (176 posts) -

I'm with you gunit

#11 Posted by illmatic19 (971 posts) -

This would be a great PSN+ bonus.

#12 Posted by Jayross (2647 posts) -

So no playstation + tie in at all?

#13 Posted by OllyOxenFree (5008 posts) -

Betas.  Betas everywhere!

#14 Posted by TurboMan (8304 posts) -

Hopefully PSPlus users get some love.

#15 Posted by Lonewolftom (25 posts) -

 aardvark    

#16 Posted by snap (32 posts) -

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

#17 Posted by Cowburn (20 posts) -

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

#18 Posted by chriskelly123 (169 posts) -

hmmmm, perhaps a ps3 purchase is in order :P

#19 Posted by SnakeSDR (88 posts) -

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.

#20 Posted by DBrim (132 posts) -

So is LBP the Inception of video games?

#21 Posted by killer_meatballs (531 posts) -

Definitely will be picking this up.

#22 Posted by spiceninja (3169 posts) -
@DBrim said:
" So is LBP the Inception of video games? "
BBBBBBBBBBBBRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR
#23 Posted by Lokno (422 posts) -

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

#24 Posted by Ghostiet (5758 posts) -
@DBrim said:
" So is LBP the Inception of video games? "
BWWWWOOOOOOOOOOOONG.
#25 Posted by queenulhu (336 posts) -

Waaaaaaant!!!!!

#26 Posted by ynleborg (8 posts) -

LBP is the best!

#27 Posted by MisterMouse (3599 posts) -

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?

#28 Posted by NovaDTH (201 posts) -

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

#29 Posted by boylie (321 posts) -

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.
#30 Posted by Brenderous (1190 posts) -

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.

#31 Posted by Daroki (772 posts) -

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.  :)
#32 Posted by ZaSentaMan (10 posts) -

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

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#33 Posted by xyzygy (10596 posts) -

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.

#34 Posted by pepsimax (58 posts) -

Too bad I only have an xbox :/

#35 Posted by xCyCo (2 posts) -

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

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