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Friday, 17 October 2008

Holy Sackboy! LBP delayed due to Qur'an - UPDATE 2

Whilst the rest of the interwebs melted on the rumour that LittleBigPlanet's release in PAL regions had been delayed, as usual we held back until the official word arrived from SCEE.

And here's that official word:


During the review process prior to the release of LittleBigPlanet, it has been brought to our attention that one of the background music tracks licensed from a record label for use in the game contains two expressions that can be found in the Qur'an. We have taken immediate action to rectify this and we sincerely apologise for any offence that this may have caused.

We will confirm the new launch date shortly.
So there you have it.

Whilst this is clearly bad news for all us Sackboy-lovin' consumers (especially those who can't access the Beta any more), we're pretty sure the new release date will be 14th November - not too long to wait.

The only question that couldn't be answered was why this had to be recalled rather than 'locking out' that particular song via a mandatory patch.

UPDATE: Looks like the new release date will be 31st October, which is actually the originally planned UK release date in any case.

UPDATE 2: Sony announced today that LBP will arrive 'no later than the week beginning November 3rd in the UK and Europe', which means that the best case is still October 31st for the UK but worst case is November 7th. Either way, it's not too long to wait...

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2 Comments:

Blogger MK24ever said...

"why this had to be recalled rather than 'locking out' that particular song via a mandatory patch."

Because not everyone is connected to the net, so no net, no patch, song would remain there.

17 October 2008 18:10  
Blogger Redlac said...

Well that sucks. Still, I guess that's why they have Beta testing. It's better than saying it's never getting released though. Still, we've all been waiting ages for Sackboy.. what's a few more weeks? At the very least it'll give me a bit more time to save up. :P

18 October 2008 13:33  

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