The servers of the popular platforming PlayStation game have been shut down after a “serious” hack that posted hateful messages online.
What could be more joy and worry than spending time with the sackboy in a gimmicky world of comfortable clothes, bright buttons and attractive stickers? Well, possibly due to the actions of only one individual hacker, Sony is forced to pull down their servers to prevent the community from seeing hate messages.
In a tweet, the team behind the game explained the harsh decision:
LBP Server Update: Due to the severity of recent attacks we have no other option but to temporarily disable the game server. We do not take these attacks lightly, especially when they target members of our loyal community. thanks for understanding.
– Sackboy: A Big Adventure | LittleBigPlanet (@LittleBigPlanet) May 22, 2021
Apparently this has not been taken lightly, and the hacking in question is clearly an ongoing problem for several weeks, with some community content inaccessible since the last month. Following its investigation of the case, Eurogamer has reported that community members are concerned about what they believe is “a continuing DDoS campaign unhappy with Sony’s treatment of the franchise by a particular person.”
Some fans appreciated the disappointing irony of such a harmless, healthy game targeted by a cyber attack:
Of all the games, did those hackers really target LittleBigPlanet? pic.twitter.com/jRfnyahcdj
– Rhino (@TheeMockingjqy) May 24, 2021
But more than anything, players want the game to be fixed so that they can once again share their fascinating yet challenging creations with each other.
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The Platformer Game Series was first launched for the PS3 in 2008, and the latest installment in the adventure (entitled.) Sackboy: A Big Adventure) Was released in November 2020, and is available for the PS4 and PS5 as a Sony Exclusive. It will come as a sad news to many children and adults that the colorful and crazy world and little Big Planet Will be out of range for an indefinite time.