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