In fact, we're amazed it didn't happen sooner. LittleBigPlanet was such a run-away success in 2008, another developer was always going to take the idea; seems like Guildford's EA Bright Light are the first though. Interesting that it should be the team up the road from Media Molecule though, eh?
Create actually sounds rather interesting though — even if it does have all the personality of a cardboard box. The game will encourage players to create "imaginative gameplay challenges where the solutions are fuelled by the creativity of the player".
Create uses families imaginations to develop new ways to play together that are both fun and challenging, notes EA Play's Harvey Elliott in the press release.
We wanted to design a game where the entire family can explore, decorate, and solve challenges where no solution is wrong and the only limit is the imagination.
Interestingly, the PlayStation 3 version of the game will support the PlayStation Move controller. Chalk that up as another game that's getting optional support for Sony's motion controller.
We're not really sure what to think of Create yet. It does sound like LittleBigPlanet, but the trailer gives the impression it's more like a video game adaptation of the Honda advert.