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ConfusedCartman
10-25-2008, 09:37 PM
Alright, here are the questions I sent over to Alex. I drew from them all to come up with ones that would address as many of your questions as possible. Here's the list that was sent:
How do you feel about the reaction to LittleBigPlanet? Is it what you hoped it would be?

If there was anything you would have done differently during development, what was it, and how would you have it changed?

Downloadable Content is a big seller for many people. How often would you like to release DLC, realistically?

Is there any possibility of this game having a long(3-5 years) lifespan, complete with support from Media Molecule? If not, how long would you like to support LittleBigPlanet with DLC and updates?

How much of the game can DLC change? Can it modify the entire physics system, or is it limited to introducing new materials and objects?

The soundtrack in LittleBigPlanet is fantastic. Will we be seeing new music as DLC in the future?

What kinds of DLC will be free, and what kinds will we be paying for?

What kinds of features were dropped during the development process? Are there any plans to re-introduce features as DLC?

Speaking of dropped features, what happened to the Ice danger? Is there any chance that it might be added in later?

Will the snapshot feature ever automatically transfer pictures to the PS3's HDD, so they can be accessed and transferred to a PC? This would be a welcome feature for many, including myself.

There are some other features that we have come up with, including a "Magnetise" tool(complete with polarity options), fans(or some sort of wind tool), gravity manipulation, and new materials: water is obvious, but there's also been suggestions of sand, jelly, and even a cloth material that can be grabbed and walked on. How feasible are these features, and are there any plans to include any of them at some point down the road?

Speaking of new features, we've got a suggestions forum (http://www.lbpcentral.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=48) at our site for community suggestions on what improvements they'd like to see in LBP. What kind of plans do you have to get feedback from the LBP community?I don't know how soon we'll hear back, but no rush - we've got LittleBigPlanet(either now or soon) to tide us over. :)

Whalio Cappuccino
10-25-2008, 09:59 PM
Lot's of questions of DLC, which is definately what I wanted to see, good job CC and everyone for participating.

RAINFIRE
10-26-2008, 12:31 AM
nice questions and i am looking forward to the answers of them

dorien
10-26-2008, 12:39 AM
See you used my features and materials question - cheers CC:D
Can't wait to hear back from Alex as his, by far, been my favourite of the developers. Love it when he speaks about LBP:)

knightofhull
10-29-2008, 10:10 AM
Very nice i think i kind of made a impact on one of them questions lol about the wind tool i was the first to say about that on the forum :D go me lol nout like bragging. Good choice of questions CC well done er is the reply gonna be in a new thread or on here?

TheArmedReaper
10-29-2008, 10:19 AM
I wish I knew Alex...

alexbull_uk
10-29-2008, 01:13 PM
I wish I was Alex.

Wait... what?

NM, nice questions. :) Cant wait to see the replies.

MatthijsNL
10-29-2008, 01:47 PM
What kinds of DLC will be free, and what kinds will we be paying for?

yeeuuyh my question got asked:) and fine choice of questions!

UmJammerSully
10-29-2008, 03:00 PM
Is it just me, or are almost all of the questions about DLC? I get the feeling we're just going to get one big fat response of "We don't know yet".

ConfusedCartman
10-29-2008, 03:04 PM
Is it just me, or are almost all of the questions about DLC? I get the feeling we're just going to get one big fat response of "We don't know yet".
There wasn't much else to ask about, and knowing Mm, they probably have some nice ideas going they may be willing to talk about.

panzer3000
10-29-2008, 06:15 PM
i hope he wont be like ted price because her was cool and did not bloat about his game unlike cliffy B, but it got annyoying when every one was asking simple question like is their going to be splitscreen, all he say is i cant aswer that or we will see

scratchbachstan
10-29-2008, 07:26 PM
Questions look nice.
I hope we get some nice answers!
grr

docpac
10-30-2008, 04:17 AM
Doh, I didn't make the cut. Good questions though. I can't wait to see what he says.

Thee-Flash
10-30-2008, 04:37 AM
I love these questions so when do you think they will be in touch??

Dr. Chaos
10-30-2008, 05:54 AM
The soundtrack in LittleBigPlanet is fantastic. Will we be seeing new music as DLC in the future?
A personal question of mine aswell.

Bring on the techno/rave!

ConfusedCartman
10-30-2008, 07:36 AM
I love these questions so when do you think they will be in touch??
There's a lot going on at the moment(they just released a third patch within 5 days time) so I'm not rushing things. He promised he'll answer them when he can, and I trust he'll keep that promise. Mm has never let me down before.

Thee-Flash
10-30-2008, 07:42 AM
There's a lot going on at the moment(they just released a third patch within 5 days time) so I'm not rushing things. He promised he'll answer them when he can, and I trust he'll keep that promise. Mm has never let me down before.

really 3 patches man good to see there getting there problems fixed asap good work MM

knightofhull
10-30-2008, 09:59 PM
There's a lot going on at the moment(they just released a third patch within 5 days time) so I'm not rushing things. He promised he'll answer them when he can, and I trust he'll keep that promise. Mm has never let me down before.

ye + they have the servers 2 fix proper so we jst godda wait

Linque
12-05-2008, 12:27 AM
So no answer was ever received?
Should you nudge MM a bit, CC?

ConfusedCartman
12-05-2008, 04:23 AM
So no answer was ever received?
Should you nudge MM a bit, CC?

Yeah, I nudged him once about it, with no reply, so I took the hint and waited. He hasn't replied since. I'll email him once more for good measure.

ryryryan
12-06-2008, 08:27 PM
I was trying to find this thread the other day to see what happened about it. Seems doubtful now. A shame.

[SCE]SamProtagonist
12-08-2008, 11:11 AM
I know Alex would be keen to answer these himself but the team are mighty busy right now, so here are a few answers...

Downloadable Content is a big seller for many people. How often would you like to release DLC, realistically?
Realistically we're hoping to release new content every week. You'll have seen a lot of costumes already, but we're planning a whole lot more besides with our first non-costume pack due very soon.

Is there any possibility of this game having a long(3-5 years) lifespan, complete with support from Media Molecule? If not, how long would you like to support LittleBigPlanet with DLC and updates?
In response to the first part - absolutely, there's plenty of chance. For as long as the community is active we'll be looking to continue the support of the game with new content.

How much of the game can DLC change? Can it modify the entire physics system, or is it limited to introducing new materials and objects?
I can't go into too much detail, but the answer is "a lot".

The soundtrack in LittleBigPlanet is fantastic. Will we be seeing new music as DLC in the future?
Quite possibly, we've seen plenty of requests for new music, and while we can't make any promises right now it's something we'll definitely look at.

What kinds of DLC will be free, and what kinds will we be paying for?
The short answer is that various extra content will be free, and the same with paid content. All extra content costs time and resources to create so this has to be considered when thinking about whether something is paid or free, but we're committed to bringing both out regularly.

What kinds of features were dropped during the development process? Are there any plans to re-introduce features as DLC?
A lot of changes happened during the development process for a variety of reasons. Where a feature was cut it was usually because it either didn't work well or simply wasn't fun. The ability to bring extra downloadable content out gives us the opportunity to revisit these ideas, so there may be features that make a return.

Will the snapshot feature ever automatically transfer pictures to the PS3's HDD, so they can be accessed and transferred to a PC? This would be a welcome feature for many, including myself.
It's a request we're aware of, but have no firm plans for at the moment.

Speaking of new features, we've got a suggestions forum at our site for community suggestions on what improvements they'd like to see in LBP. What kind of plans do you have to get feedback from the LBP community?
We're keeping an eye on all the feedback we get from around the world and the various official and community-lead sites for LittleBigPlanet. We're keen to take a lead from what you guys want, and while it might not always be possible to create exactly what's been asked for we'll take suggestions as a starting point for new content and changes to the game.

DrunkMiffy
12-08-2008, 11:28 AM
SamProtagonist;89304']I know Alex would be keen to answer these himself but the team are mighty busy right now, so here are a few answers...

Downloadable Content is a big seller for many people. How often would you like to release DLC, realistically?
Realistically we're hoping to release new content every week. You'll have seen a lot of costumes already, but we're planning a whole lot more besides with our first non-costume pack due very soon.

Is there any possibility of this game having a long(3-5 years) lifespan, complete with support from Media Molecule? If not, how long would you like to support LittleBigPlanet with DLC and updates?
In response to the first part - absolutely, there's plenty of chance. For as long as the community is active we'll be looking to continue the support of the game with new content.

How much of the game can DLC change? Can it modify the entire physics system, or is it limited to introducing new materials and objects?
I can't go into too much detail, but the answer is "a lot".

The soundtrack in LittleBigPlanet is fantastic. Will we be seeing new music as DLC in the future?
Quite possibly, we've seen plenty of requests for new music, and while we can't make any promises right now it's something we'll definitely look at.

What kinds of DLC will be free, and what kinds will we be paying for?
The short answer is that various extra content will be free, and the same with paid content. All extra content costs time and resources to create so this has to be considered when thinking about whether something is paid or free, but we're committed to bringing both out regularly.

What kinds of features were dropped during the development process? Are there any plans to re-introduce features as DLC?
A lot of changes happened during the development process for a variety of reasons. Where a feature was cut it was usually because it either didn't work well or simply wasn't fun. The ability to bring extra downloadable content out gives us the opportunity to revisit these ideas, so there may be features that make a return.

Will the snapshot feature ever automatically transfer pictures to the PS3's HDD, so they can be accessed and transferred to a PC? This would be a welcome feature for many, including myself.
It's a request we're aware of, but have no firm plans for at the moment.

Speaking of new features, we've got a suggestions forum at our site for community suggestions on what improvements they'd like to see in LBP. What kind of plans do you have to get feedback from the LBP community?
We're keeping an eye on all the feedback we get from around the world and the various official and community-lead sites for LittleBigPlanet. We're keen to take a lead from what you guys want, and while it might not always be possible to create exactly what's been asked for we'll take suggestions as a starting point for new content and changes to the game.

Great! Thanks Sam :)

ryryryan
12-08-2008, 01:26 PM
Cheers Sam :)

Mutant_Tractor
12-08-2008, 02:12 PM
SamProtagonist;89304']
Downloadable Content is a big seller for many people. How often would you like to release DLC, realistically?
Realistically we're hoping to release new content every week. You'll have seen a lot of costumes already, but we're planning a whole lot more besides with our first non-costume pack due very soon.


NICE!
Thanks very much man =D

csmith23
12-09-2008, 12:03 AM
Sweet, thanks man!

Whalio Cappuccino
12-09-2008, 12:12 AM
Woo! Finally we got some of them answered, Thank you Sam.

Stix489
12-09-2008, 12:21 AM
Thanks Sam :)

flakmagnet
12-09-2008, 12:00 PM
Thanks Sam, much appreciated. The one that never seems to get any answer is where the Ice tool went. I'm guessing it was made unfeasable or is a planned DLC some time soon, I just wish I knew which!

Linque
12-10-2008, 06:56 AM
I'd guess it was deemed not fun and difficult to handle in a level, and slippery glass was given instead.