Sony stuck by Media Molecule when most other publishers would have cut their losses and walked away, the studio's creative director has said.
Both Mark Healey and fellow Media Molecule co-founder Kareem Ettouney state that Sony played a crucial role in the development of LittleBigPlanet.
"Making a project that has a very long service tail requires a lot of support, and Sony were really behind that," Ettouney told VideoGamer.com at Develop last week.
"I think they were good at being very hands-off in the early stages," added Healey. "We were a new company, and they helped us a lot with the setting up of that, which was a whole issue in itself.