LittleBigPlanet‘s servers have been temporarily disabled following ongoing attacks that include hackers posting offensive in-game messages.
LittleBigPlanet’s Twitter account shared the update, saying, “Due to the severity of the recent attacks we have no other option than to temporarily disable the game servers. We do not take these attacks lightly especially when they target our loyal community members. Thanks for understanding.”
The decision to take down the servers follows users like u/blueblur98_YT on Reddit noticing that hackers had been targeting specific groups by creating error messages that contain offensive content.
This is another chapter in the unfortunate server woes for LittleBigPlanet, a game that was originally released in 2008 for the PS3. Users noticed that LittleBigPlanet’s servers went down in March 2020 and the community received few updates as to what exactly was causing the issues.
LittleBigPlanet’s Twitter shared an update at the end of April, saying the servers were being taken down to test new security updates, and now these new attacks are impacting the game yet again. While wonderful when it works, this also affects LittleBigPlanet 2 & 3 as all three games are tied together in a way that, when one game has problems, the other two do as well.
Prior to these most recent attacks, the community was split in deciding whether to believe the server issues were due to a single, aggrieved member of the LBP community that stole server keys and claimed to upload thousands of junk levels as a DDOS attack to cripple servers or if it was based on a lack of support for games as they get older.
While there are those who still love playing the original, Sackboy has made his way to PS5 with Sackboy: A Big Adventure. In our review, we said that it “is a charming LittleBigPlanet spin-off that trades its creation tools in for a more straightforward Mario structure.”
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