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Sony Registers Two Trademarks for “LBP;” Another LittleBigPlanet Game Incoming?

by on January 4, 2014 2:10 PM 13

Sony Computer Entertainment filed for the registration of two trademarks for the acronym LBP in the UK, indicating that something may be moving behind the scene of the LittleBigPlanet franchise, especially considering that we don’t know what Media Molecule is working on after Tearaway. 

Both trademarks have been published for opposition at the end of October and the opposition period ended very recently, on December the 27th, so the registration should be finalized soon. You can see two screencaps below.

LBPTM1 LBPTM2While the first could match the already announced LittleBigPlanet Hub for PS3 due to the description as a “game service provided as means of the internet,” the name is different, and it’s not very common for an acronym to be registered like that.

The second trademark is more interesting, as it has a double class. The first is “computer game software,” and the second definitely doesn’t fit LittleBigPlanet Hub, as it describes physical goods, including bags for handheld devices.

Lately there has been a trend of using acronyms as titles for games, especially for reboots or spin-offs of a franchise. It’s very possible that this “LBP” could be a new Vita game coming with a bundle (which could include a branded case), or even a multi-console game across Sony’s different platforms, hence the multiple trademarks.

Of course no announcement has been made by Sony, and as always with trademarks we should take this with a grain of salt until the publisher gives word.

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  • PrinceHeir

    Little Big Planet 3 for PS4 and PS Vita :)

    cross buy, cross save, cross levels, cross online, cross everything!

    • TheExile285

      Lets hope

    • Pupin_The_Turd

      cross fingers that, that’s the case!

    • Clate

      I do not want the Vita to hold LBP3 back so I am not hoping for this. The PSVita is not even as powerful as the PS3 so LBP3 would be a downgrade to LBP2…….

      • Kaiki

        Then why is LBPVita better than 2?

        • Clate

          Because it is not…. LBP Vita is a great game but it is not as good as 2 (better than 1 though) If LBP3 is on the PSVita and PS4 the PSVita version will screw up the PS4 version just like the PS3/360 are holding the PS4 back. That is common sense and undeniable

  • Safeer Humayoon

    Littlebigplanet 2 vita!it needs to be exclusive to ps vita.
    also littlebigplanet 3 for PS4!

  • PachterStation

    As if there was never going to be another LBP game. I played LBP on the PS3 and it bored me shi*less. LBP Karting was a great idea with great graphics etc., but it had terrible game play. I’ve never really rated Sony as a developer/publisher. It needs to up its game with the PS4 and Vita.

    • Clate

      Yeah because making the best 1st party games is seriously under performing

  • Justin

    media molecule does not own lbp anymore. sumo/Tarsier are working on the lbp franchise, of which sony now holds the IP.
    Mr Nelva please do your homework, thank you :)

  • jakdripr

    Honestly I don’t even know what to hope for, ill just sit back and let them surprise me.

  • PhantomVash808

    Who wants to bet the next LBP game is being done by another dev team. Media Molecule already said they want to do new projects.

  • Tikaki-MooMoo (ザイール)

    Let us prey that this is real!

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