A couple of years ago, Media Molecule promised us an infinitely more ambitious sequel in the PlayStation 3 exclusive LittleBigPlanet 2. We all waited expectantly to see just how far gamers could push the engine, and by all accounts, we were not disappointed. Over 4 million levels later and LBP2 has surpassed its predecessor as one of the most replayable games on the PS3.
We have already seen countless creations from fans of the world record setting game that encompass every genre of gaming imaginable. One user, Steve_Big_Guns, is hard at work on a very impressive looking FPS project called Massive Epic Raging Destruction using the in-game toolset. He has recently released a trailer for the LBP2 FPS showcasing some of the dark and foreboding environments and enemies the project will feature once it reaches completion.
This is just a trailer and not representative of the final product, but if the current quality is any indication, this could be one of the more astounding uses of the LittleBigPlanet 2 engine so far. Check out the trailer:
The movement and controls seem a little on the touchy side, but considering the limitations of a project like this, the outcome is unbelievable. The weapons and enemies look fantastic from the first-person viewpoint, and the placement of objects to enhance their interaction with the physics engine almost makes this look like a stand alone game altogether.
It’s been quite a while since we last heard much news regarding the LittleBigPlanet franchise, other than the inclusion of the first game in Sony’s ‘welcome back’ program that should be instituted next Tuesday when the PlayStation Store returns. Hopefully this will restore some interest to the series and we will see even more fun projects like Massive Epic Raging Destruction in the coming months.
LittleBigPlanet 2 is currently available exclusively for the PlayStation 3.