The truth about LBP image import
You might recall we announced the news that LittleBigPlanet will see the ability to import images from the PS3’s hard-drive “before Christmas”. You may also have seen the denials appearing here, here and well, everywhere.
Considering details of the much anticipated new feature came straight from Media Molecule’s Alex Evans’ mouth into our very own ears, we were pretty sure we didn’t imagine the whole thing but, as is our nature here at Attitude Towers, we decided to hold back from further commenting until more information came to light.
That information is now available, and it comes straight from the source…
An official release date of the import tool is someway off but the below image (found over at tawkn.com and sent in by countless readers this morning – thank you all) should add some credence to our original claim that the tool does, in fact, exist.
We spoke to Alex Evans himself and this is precisely what he told us: “the work is done on the tool, and it just needs to go through QA and then certification.”
With all this evidence stacking up you may be thinking ‘Why the conspiracy?’. With images now floating around the ‘net of the new tool, why would Sony deny it is coming?
Let’s not forget the facts: Alex Evans might be a genius in terms of game design but announcements regarding updates for LittleBigPlanet will also need ratification from SCEE and the other Sony corporation entities.
It’s quite possible that Sony did not want this information released so close to a holiday season when some people might be buying the PS Eye purely for the ability to enhance their LittleBigPlanet level creating experience. And, for the record, we don’t blame them. They have a business to run and such new information may impact sales of the (fantastic, and we’re not just saying this for the sake of it) PS Eye.
The tool has to go through QA and certification. What if it fails QA? What if Sony can’t certify it for release?
Until an official release date is announced we would like to close this with a simple note: just because something is denied, it doesn’t mean it’s not happening. And just because something exists, it doesn’t mean it will ever be released.