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LittleBigPlanet dev "shellshocked and gutted"

Media Molecule's as upset as you about LBP's delay

LittleBigPlanet developer Media Molecule has admitted to being "as shocked and dismayed... as anyone" about the game's delayed release.

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On Friday Sony said that the game's October 24 launch date would be pushed back after a music track featured in the title was found to contain passages from the Qur'an, the holy book for Muslims.

We were gutted, but by the sound of it so was the developer...

"As some of you may have noticed, LBP has been slightly delayed in some territories. At MM we were as shocked and dismayed by this as anyone - shellshocked and gutted," wrote co-founder Alex Evans on the developer's website.

"Media Molecule had prepared an automatic day 0 patch and had a new disk image ready; however a decision was made within Sony that the right thing to do for quality and support of people with no on-line was to replace existing disks," said Evans.

No new release date has been given by Sony, but it is thought the delay could be around three weeks, meaning the game might not hit shops until mid-November.

However, people who already have their hands on the game are offering copies for up to $250 on ebay.

We've played the game and it's absolutely brilliant, but no matter how good it is it's not worth that much. It'll feel all the sweeter when you finally get your hands on a copy after the delay. We promise.

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