Server update: Some of you may have noticed that the servers have been online intermittently over the last week. This is whilst we test the new security updates we’ve put in place. Rest assured we are still working on resuming the service fully as soon as we can. #saveLBP
— Sackboy: A Big Adventure | LittleBigPlanet (@LittleBigPlanet) April 27, 2021
The tweet included the “#saveLBP” hashtag that has been used by fans to advocate for LittleBigPlanet on Twitter.
As IGN reported earlier this week, LittleBigPlanet has been suffering from major server problems that have effectively made the game unplayable. What’s more, all three games are tied together, meaning that issues with one game affects all of them. The servers were first taken down on March 12 while LittleBigPlanet’s developers investigated “technical issues.”
sThe previous update from LittleBigPlanet’s official Twitter account on April 16 said that developers were “making progress,” but otherwise asked fans to sit tight. Today’s update says much the same, though it does offer a bit more clarity on what exactly is happening in LittleBigPlanet. Meanwhile fans are carefully monitoring server availability on Discord and other social media platforms.
First released in 2008, LittleBigPlanet earned acclaim for its unique level design tools, which allowed fans to create and share a wide variety of game types. Outside of a Sackboy spinoff released last year, the series has been largely dormant since LittleBigPlanet 3 released on PS4 and PS3 in 2014. Nevertheless, its cult community lives on.
Kat Bailey is a Senior News Editor at IGN.