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Behind the scenes at the amazing Media Molecule studio – video

Hello PlayStation Blog! Have you checked out Geek Week on YouTube yet? Well today is Gaming Thursday, meaning there’s a tsunami of awesome video content for you lot to devour.
Not to be left out, we at Access have made our own video for Geek Week, and gone behind the scenes at one of PlayStation’s leading developers, Media Molecule – the talented folk behind LittleBigPlanet – for an inside look at the workings of the studio and for the latest on upcoming PSVita title, Tearaway.

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logan_izer103944d ago

Cannot wait to see what they have planned for PS4!!!

S2Killinit3944d ago

what is media molecule working on for the PS4 I wonder.

logan_izer103944d ago

Freak... These guys are genius!!!!!!!

Thatmattkid3944d ago

Didn't know Media Molecule was based in Guildford. It was just down the road from me. Dammit, could have asked for a job!

doctorstrange3943d ago

There's a few others based there if I'm not mistaken

Thatmattkid3943d ago

I know that Criterion are based there. I used to pass their headquarters everyday. I wanted to erect a sign out the front which would read:

"FOR CHRIST SAKE MAKE ANOTHER BURNOUT!"

Clover9043943d ago

Be sure to support your local game developers when Tearaway is released :)

Thatmattkid3943d ago

Got my Vita ready and waiting!

Neo-Axl3943d ago

Such a happy chappy group of people :')

the studio looks more like a giant home, which would be just incredible to work in, hell it wouldn't even feel like work! especially if they have a little dog to look after as well.

Can't wait for whatever they throw at us on the PS4, they have never.. literally ever let me down.

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Media Molecule’s Next Game is Going to be a New IP

A job listing published by the UK studio reveals that its next project will be another entirely new IP.

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Inverno29d ago

The only PlayStation dev I care about tbh.

Inverno28d ago

Dayum did I hit a nerve. Sorry for not liking most of this gens games coming from PS, not really doe.

Cacabunga29d ago

Hopefully doesn’t take them a complete gen to release it

TheColbertinator29d ago

Good. Something not boring, not one of those "make your own game" crap and also on Steam would be nice.

Stopac29d ago

I too like to look for things in the wrong places.

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Dreams Dev Media Molecule Says Layoffs Impact Planned Community and Curation Support

IGN writes: "Media Molecule has said the layoffs at the Sony-owned studio have affected plans for ongoing community and curation support in Dreams."

Inverno63d ago

How self sustained can DREAM be when it's basically stuck on PS4? I don't think it's even gotten a PS5 upgrade. Ending support for what is essentially a game making engine is basically death. SONY did DREAMS dirty.

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PlayStation layoffs hit Dreams developer Media Molecule

Staff at UK developer Media Molecule have today been told to expect job losses, with around 20 staff expected to be laid off. That's around 15-20 percent of the overall studio.

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crazyCoconuts214d ago

This sucks. Dreams was so amazing I was sure it was going to be integrated into PS5 in a meaningful way with the intention of fostering creativity in gamers. So disappointing to continue to hear news of that failure. Hope those impacted land on their feet and the studio finds passion in their new project...

Cacabunga214d ago (Edited 214d ago )

It will also hit Naughty Dog if they dont wake the hell up from their bubble.. this is inevitable . That comfortable pillow they have been laying on since ps1 isn’t there anymore.

Mm had a whole gen to release a game.. the over confidence they got from PS3 and Vita with LBP blinded them.

crazyCoconuts214d ago

I have no reason to believe to was over confidence.
They poured a lot of blood sweat and tears into Dreams, and it showed. It was exceptional by all accounts, and they tried to make it work.
For whatever reason, i have no idea why, their dream didn't come true. Maybe Sony gave them too long a leash, I don't know. But it wasn't for lack of trying. They made a fantastic creative masterpiece that...er...not enough people wanted.

Cacabunga214d ago

Crazy

They for sure did.. but new experiences and simulators we all know are a make or break.. the risk was big and this just confirms it. They seemed so sure that game would be a success and guarantee their survival but things turned out to be very different.. they to give the fame a second breath with free VR support ..

RaiderNation214d ago (Edited 214d ago )

Christ, what an idiotic post. Media Molecule's siruation is not even remotely similar to Naughty Dog's. ND released a commercially and critically game of the year award winner in 2020. That was just 3 years ago. How long do you think these games take to make?? They released The Last of Us Remake in 2022 which also sold very well. Dreams was a flop. It sold terribly. Mm's previous game was Tearaway on Vita. It also flopped. Prior to that, their last game was LBP 2 on PS3! They're lucky Sony doesn't shut them down completely.

Cacabunga214d ago

Raider

Nothing more idiotic than your post.. there is true love and respect towards Mm for what they delivered all their games included.. every single one was a swan song! On PS4 they took a big risk and they got hurt by it and dreams was even announced at PS4 reveal!!!
In case of ND, we’ve seen nothing for 3 years, not even a Tease.. if they keep quiet longer they will miss this gen completely and end up in same situation as Mm because there is no cash flow..

1Victor213d ago

@lighting/orchard:” It will also hit Naughty Dog if they dont wake the hell up from their bubble.. this is inevitable .”
Dude you’re so transparent that even with a new accounts you can’t hide your fanboyism and hatred of everything Sony
Media molecule been hit with layoffs is unfortunately and sad to happen to any company regardless of industry and I don’t wish it on any company as it’s always the hard working people that get to pay while bosses getaway scotch free and a bonus at the end of the year

anast213d ago

ND will be fine. They aren't content creators for YouTube where they've got to post a video every second.

jwillj2k4213d ago

If layoffs hit naughty dog there has been a massive misappropriation of funds. No one should be getting laid off at naughty dog this generation.

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porkChop214d ago

Dreams should have been relaunched on PS5 and PC. It made no sense to launch the game on PS4 with next to no marketing when a new generation was about to start. The game had so much potential.

Jin_Sakai214d ago

Not really surprised. While Media Molecule makes decent games they’re niche and take forever to come out. Sony has actually been very generous if you ask me.