A private beta for LittleBigPlanet 3 will begin sometime in August 2014, as LBPCentral community manage shared in a new forum message. The closed beta will be extremely small in size, with hand-picked community creators receiving their invitation to the beta through private messages.
The distribution of beta invitations was not determined by console ownership, as Isbell notes that an even mix of PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4 users were selected. He also adds that creators who ply their craft on the PS Vita version of LittleBigPlanet had been selected as well.
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Though only a few will be selected for this beta, Isbell adds, “don’t be discouraged if you didn’t get chosen this time around… We still have plenty of news to share with everyone between now and release!”
LittleBigPlanet 3 switches things up for the series by introducing three new playable characters to join Sackboy on his adventures. More than just re-skins, the quartet of playable characters each bring a special ability to the mix. The intent is to give content creators a more complex set of options when designing their puzzles. In another neat twist, the new game includes total backwards-compatible support for all user-generated content from the previous console releases.
LittleBigPlanet 3 is currently scheduled for a November 30 release, on PS3 and PS4.