LittleBigPlanet on PSVita is going to be quite a bit different from it's previous iterations, thanks mostly to the system's touch and motion controls. The Vita's gyroscope, touch screen and rear touch-panel will allow us to interact with Sackboy and his world in all new ways, and open up a slew of fresh possibilities for the games' rabid creative community.
But new control schemes aren't the only thing that will set it apart — the game is also being crafted by an all new development team. Handled by Double11, the new team is lead by ex-Rockstar engineers Lee Hutchinson and Matt Shepcar, employing a team of over 30 members to bring Sackboy's newest adventure to life.
Double11 is also getting some help from Swedish dev team Tarsier Studios, who worked on both of the PS3 entries in the series. You can check out the full press release below:
Double11, one of the brightest of a new wave of ambitious development studios in the UK, are delighted to announce that they are working on LittleBigPlanet for Sony's new PlayStation Vita handheld device, revealed at the recent E3 in Los Angeles.
The exciting new studio based in the North-East of England, which boasts incredible talent & experience for a relatively new start-up, now has a staff count exceeding thirty.
Double11 was formed in 2010 by ex-Rockstar engineers Lee Hutchinson and Matt Shepcar and has gone from strength to strength in a whirlwind 12 months. Having had to be tight-lipped about their work for so long, both Lee and Matt are delighted that news regarding this prestigious project can now be revealed.
"It's a fantastic achievement and a privilege for the studio to be working on a project such as LittleBigPlanet, particularly for such an exciting new platform. We've spent the best part of a year recruiting a crack squad of games development professionals and we're delighted that we can finally announce it. It was really great to see such an enthusiastic response at the recent E3 and we are confident we'll be able to do more so in the future." - Lee Hutchinson, CEO, Double11.
Double11 are chiefly the technology architects on the project and are working closely with Sweden's Tarsier Studios, who contributed significant content to the last two editions of LittleBigPlanet on the PS3.
Initial reaction from the E3 PS Vita demo has been extremely positive and Double11 are confident that they can achieve great things with Sony's new platform.