LittleBigPlanet Recalled Over “Offensive” Background Music Lyrics, US Ship Date Delayed a Week

AngrySackBoy.jpg Next week’s epic October 21st game launch day just got one game less epic. Apparently, Muslim gamers discovered words from the Islamic holy text Qur’an in the background music to one of the stages in LittleBigPlanet and submitted a letter to Sony and Media Molecule in request that the lyrics be removed. Sony has since respectfully complied by announcing a worldwide delay of the title and a recall of all copies that had already been shipped to retailers in order to eliminate the offensive material. Thankfully the delay won’t be long, with LBP now scheduled to ship during the week of October 27th. That date has only been confirmed for North America at this time though. I’ve heard the delay in other regions may be longer.

As expected, fanboys are out in full force raging against Sony all across the Internet for the delay, but chill out guys, it’s not like the sky is falling or something. Sure, it sucks as does any delay of a title of this stature, but it’s only a week. Only thing that baffles me is why a game like LBP had expressions from the Qur’an in it to begin with. In today’s hypersensitive politically correct culture Sony and MM should’ve known any form of religious reference would cause a backlash.

LittleBigPlanet Release Update [PlayStation.Blog]

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