LittleBigPlanet 3 is the third main installment in the LittleBigPlanet series, and the eighth entry overall. It was developed by Sumo Digital with assistance from Media Molecule and Supermassive Games, amongst other studios, and was released on November 18th, 2014 for the PlayStation 3
and the PlayStation 4
The game began development in 2011, sometime after the release of LittleBigPlanet 2
. It began life as a Star Wars expansion to LittleBigPlanet according to a former developer, however somewhere down the line, this was scrapped in favor of a new main installment. The game first started development on the PlayStation 3
before making the move to the PlayStation 4
The numerous builds that have surfaced for the game, as well as any footage during development released by Sumo Digital & Sony themselves, have given insight in the game's interesting yet troubled development history. Many assets for the story mode as well as the game's "Create Mode" have been updated and removed throughout development. The DLC Build listed below that's dated after the final game has removed assets that aren't present in the retail release, such as removed logic tools and powerups for Sackboy.
Known Builds (top)
This is a list of every known build for the game. Includes both platforms.
The tables below are organized by build, date/time, build revision and notes.
|Build Name||Build Date||Revision||Notes||Platform|
|Alpha||Sep 7, 2013||LBP3_r513946||Earliest build of the game that is publicly available. There are thousands of scrapped assets in comparison to the final game, and a very early story mode with cut characters and levels can be seen here.||PlayStation 3|
|Pre-Beta 1||Mar 31, 2014||LBP3_r570012||Another early build, this one is closer to the final story. The first build with debug settings related to the PS4.||PlayStation 3|
|Pre-Beta 2||May 1, 2014||579459||Features the story in a more polished state, still unfinished.||PlayStation 3|
|Pre-Beta 3||Jun 23, 2014||598404||Dated two weeks after the E3 announcement of the game.||PlayStation 3|
|Beta||Aug 6, 2014||619919||Private beta distributed via PSN to community members for bug testing. Not debug enabled unlike the previous builds as it is a retail beta.||PlayStation 3 / PlayStation 4|
|Kiosk Demo||Aug 28, 2014/Sep 6, 2014||N/A||A short demo that allows access to two story levels: Crumbling Crypts & Tutu Tango.||PlayStation 3 / PlayStation 4|
|QA Build||Sep 24, 2014||644592||A late pre-release build of the game containing many minor differences and assets not in the initial release.||PlayStation 3|
|DLC Build 1||Apr 13, 2015||667975||The only build dated after the final game, it contains debug and early DLC content.||PlayStation 3|