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Double Eleven signs on as exclusive Sony developer

Sony Computer Entertainment Europe announced today that Double Eleven, the studio behind LittleBigPlanet for PS Vita, has struck a deal to become an exclusive Sony developer.

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Sony Computer Entertainment Europe announced today that the UK-based studio Double Eleven has signed on as an exclusive Sony developer. The studio is currently working on the Vita version of LittleBigPlanet, but this deal promises a future of developing original games for Sony platforms as well.

The announcement didn't include specifics on future projects, but the developer has a noteworthy pedigree. It was formed by former lead-engineers from Rockstar Leeds--developers of PSP classics, like Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories and Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories--in 2010.

LittleBigPlanet for PlayStation Vita was showcased at this year's E3. Double Eleven has been developing the title long before it was confirmed series creator Media Molecule would be stepping away from the series.

"Double Eleven are one of the most exciting developers to emerge onto the development scene in recent years, their technical expertise makes them a great fit for LittleBigPlanet on PSVita, and we've [sic] very pleased with the progress the team have made on this hugely anticipated title," said SCE Worldwide Studios Europe senior VP Michael Senny in the announcement.

Lee Hutchinson, CEO of Double Eleven, called the deal "a testament to the hard work of all the exceptional team here at Double Eleven," and said this will help the company "grow and flourish, working on prestigious titles, on leading-edge platforms."

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    July 19, 2011 1:45 PM

    Steve Watts posted a new article, Double Eleven signs on as exclusive Sony developer.

    Sony Computer Entertainment Europe announced today that Double Eleven, the studio behind LittleBigPlanet for PS Vita, has struck a deal to become an exclusive Sony developer.

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      July 19, 2011 1:59 PM

      I'm interested to see what future titles they can bring to either (or both) the PS3 and PSV, LittleBigPlanet is a good start but it's merely re-making the game for the PSV, maybe they can cure that floaty jump problem people seem to have with the past games.

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      July 19, 2011 2:28 PM

      i read this as "Double Fine" and was like "whhhhhhaaaaaaaaaaaaaa??"

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      July 19, 2011 3:19 PM

      >SCE Worldwide Studios Europe senior VP Michael Senny
      Isn't having both Worldwide and Europe in the title slightly redundant and/or confusing? I mean it's either one or the other.

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        July 19, 2011 3:21 PM

        Truth is they already printed all the business cards, so it was too late to fix the error.

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