|Sony brings developer Double Eleven into its stable|
|Posted: 19.07.2011 18:15 by JonahFalcon||Comments: 0|
Sony Computer Entertainment Europe has announced that the British-based development team currently working on the PlayStation Vita version of LittleBigPlanet, Double Eleven, has signed a contract with Sony to exclusively work on Sony titles, presumably chiefly for the Vita, though they may also work on other Sony platforms, like the PlayStation 3.
Double Eleven was formed by former Rockstar Leeds lead-engineers in 2010.
Europe senior VP Michael Denny gushed in the press release, “Double Eleven are one of the most exciting developers to emerge onto the development scene in recent years, their technical expertise makes them a great fit for LittleBigPlanet on PSVITA and we’ve very pleased with the progress the team have made on this hugely anticipated title."
Lee Hutchinson CEO Double Eleven is similarly pleased with the agreement. “For us to become strong partners with Sony at such a crucial stage in our own development underlines the unswerving commitment we have made to the quality of our production." He added, "It is a testament to the hard work of all the exceptional team here at Double Eleven and we're delighted that this agreement will help our company grow and flourish, working on prestigious titles, on leading-edge platforms. The opportunity to work so closely with Sony is simply fantastic and we look forward to a truly exciting new phase in our own development, with the absolute intention to become a world-class studio.”
The PlayStation Vita is expected to have a November 2011 release date, with LittleBigPlanet as one of the launch titles.