'Little Big Planet' on PS Vita won't include online features until tomorrow

Little Big Planet goes online tomorrow following early release.

The PS Vita version of Little Big Planet will not include online play until September 18th when servers go live, following its earlier-than-expect release at GameStop last week, it was announced on the official PlayStation US blog.

"Hi everyone - production on LittleBigPlanet PlayStation Vita was completed earlier than expected," wrote Eric Levine, SCEA PR manager, "and due to the excitement from our retail partners, some have decided to put it on shelves as soon as the product was received. You'll still be able to fully enjoy all the offline features of the game, but the servers will not go live until September 18th. We apologize for any confusion this may cause and will keep you posted on any further updates."

Last week it was reported GameStop began selling the title prior to its September 25th release date in North America. A GameStop representative told Polygon, "Sony changed from a street date to a launch date (this is channel wide) for LBP Vita." However a Sony representative later told Polygon the release date is unchanged, while Best Buy, Target, and Wal-Mart each stated they would be honoring the original release date.

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