As if all the connectivity and community features of LittleBigPlanet — like creating sackboys and levels and sharing them with friends and strangers — weren’t enough, Media Molecule has announced yet another feature that will connect players even more once LittleBigPlanet 2 hits shelves.
LBP.me, as the network will be called, will be a one-stop for all LBP fans. Every single piece of shared user-created content will be featured and will be available either through a web browser or the PlayStation Network. Once there, players will be able to browse through the hundreds and thousands, and hundreds of thousands creations and instantly add them to a queue which can then be downloaded on-the-spot or later on. To make it easier to find things, each member will be given a LBP.me/PSNUsername address for quick access.
Technical director at Media Molecule, Alex Evans also explained another new feature that will be integrated once LBP2 launches: QR codes. That means that you can create a 2D bar code that can be scanned with the PlayStation Eye camera, associate it with one of your created levels, and that will take you to said level in an instance. How is that useful? “A player could have business cards made with QR codes on them, for instance, advertising their levels,” Evans says.
That would look incredibly professional and radically awesome if you’re applying for a job in the industry… or at least, at Media Molecule.
LittleBigPlanet 2 will release this November, unless you’re cool enough to get into the beta, in which case, you’ll have access to it before then.