Media Molecule's secret project is 'scary but exhilarating'

R&D project will "completely reimagine how people can create"

LittleBigPlanet studio Media Molecule has revealed the concept behind its secret R&D project is both "scary" and "exhilarating."


Speaking in the latest issue of Edge - which is out today - co-founder Alex Evans confirmed the studio is now split into three main groups; Tearaway, the studio management team, and a second "unannounced R&D project".

The technical director said he hopes the under-wraps title will "completely reimagine how people can create".

"An interesting thing about Media Molecule is that we actually enjoy tearing everything up and doing something we couldn't have imagined doing before," he told Edge.

"That's the positive of all this. As a studio, we want to keep everything fresh. We don't want to be known as just the LittleBigPlanet studio, much as we love that. I think of Media Molecule more as creative gaming.

"For Tearaway, we've imagined creative gaming within a much more gamey game. For the R&D project, it's creative gaming; go back to those two words and completely reimagine how people can create. It's scary, but it's exhilarating."

Earlier this year it was revealed the Sony studio spent about £4.1 million on research and development, for the twelve months ending March 2011.

Read the full Media Molecule feature in Edge 246, which officially hits newsstands on Thursday, September 27. Buy it online.