LittleBigPlanet Karting BETA Arrives!

Greetings PlayStation.Blog!

The LittleBigPlanet community is about to get another very special treat! In case the opportunity to participate in the LittleBigPlanet Beta on PS Vita wasn’t amazing enough, many of you will soon have the chance to participate in the LittleBigPlanet Karting Beta on PS3!

The goal of the Beta is to get feedback on the overall experience from Sackfolk who understand it like few others – you!


For a chance to take part in this exclusive event, head on over to the sign-up page to register your interest right away!

If you are in the European region please use the sign-up page here.

There will be even more information to follow. For now though, dust off your driving gloves and prepare to experience the fastest LittleBigPlanet yet!

7 Author replies
CRASHBASHUK 27 June, 2012 @ 14:05

if u was inved to the LBP2 beta which i was does it mean i get auto inv to this beta?

ShadowDoGGG 27 June, 2012 @ 14:09

Again a first party title requiring loops to get into the beta. This is what people pay to get with PS+… no excuses Sony

Carnivius_Prime 27 June, 2012 @ 14:09

Signed up. Big fan of LBP and Modnation. :)

Your permissions do not allow you access to this section. :(

OllieRaiden 27 June, 2012 @ 14:12

@CRASHBASHUK I’d like to think that wasn’t the case, since it’d be an unfair disadvantage on those of us who weren’t so lucky to get into it.

TroubleMaker411 27 June, 2012 @ 14:13


I want it!

Can’t wait for this, I said it needed to be made when MNR came out, glad it’s finally appearing!

PLEASE let me be in the Beta:P I will play it 24 hours a day & 7 days a week non-stop:D I mean it;)

Registered, but still should be included in PS Plus, in my opinion! Slightly disappointing.


“Posted on 27 June, 2012 at 2:10 pm by Malfious

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LiquidRunner 27 June, 2012 @ 14:35

Hi lloydard88,

This message is usually shown when you try to access PSN Beta directly and sign in. As we have not added users to the LBP Karting section yet on PSN Beta, this would seem correct.

Unless you are currently taking part in any other betas that use the PSN Beta website, you should only have access to the enrolment form :)



Just registered now, I feel I have a better chance because I’ve played all the games mentioned and I have created levels.
Might increase my chances a bit.

PedroSanchezz 27 June, 2012 @ 14:24

Have to agree with others above,I pay for Plus,yes I get games,cloud saves and the like but very rarely into Betas,which I remember being advertised as an element of Plus when I signed up. Now the emphasis in plus seems to be on games,would this not of been the perfect opportunity to allay any fears that those ‘little extras’ that Plus provides have not been forgotten?

Your permissions do not allow you access to this section.


“Thank you for showing your interest in the LittleBigPlanet™ Karting PlayStation® 3 Beta. We will be in touch soon if you are successful.”


If this is even HALF as good as the LittleBigPlanet Vita Beta, then I REEEEEAAAAALLLY want to be in on this!

born2destroy 27 June, 2012 @ 14:29

I got invited to the LBP beta, LBP 2, LBP vita and now sign up for LBP Karting, this game looks amazing. Modnation racers/ LBP what could be better? :D


Whoo! Signed up :)

Oh, and please make the cover actually look like this – I like it. The European Sorcery cover looked horrible, with the huge blue Move border :S

Josh Walker 27 June, 2012 @ 14:40

This is the final packshot for Europe :) Glad you like it!

Anthony Grabit 27 June, 2012 @ 14:41

Karting with Sackboy! This is going to be great!


Won’t let me in, takes me to the Vita Beta area?

Josh Walker 27 June, 2012 @ 15:28

There are currently no plans for a Vita version.

OllieRaiden 27 June, 2012 @ 14:44

Any idea when the beta will be active? I just this minute found out that I was in the Vita beta, but I never got an email to tell me I was so I had no idea to check. So a rough date of when I should look to see if I was lucky would be greatly appreciated so I don’t miss out.


Already signed-up! I have all the LBP Games and I just WANT to be there!!! :D

Another nice little surprise.

I can’t remember what the final word on a Vita version of this was; is it coming to Vita too or not?


Oh BTW, How will I be informed if I get to be in the Beta?

LiquidRunner 27 June, 2012 @ 15:45

Hi acrokids,

We will send an e-mail to your registered SEN account e-mail address when the Beta is live. Although sometimes these mails get caught up in spam filters so it would be best to check PSN Beta now and then.

We are not planning to open it up for at least a couple of weeks – so fear not, your F5 key and dedicated finger can have a rest during that time :)


– LiquidRunner
Beta Trial Coordinator


@ acrokids

for those who luckily got pick get a code via email so check your email mailbox & spambox if spam filter is on.

for plus members it was so easy just get it on the PSN store.

Pandarin_86 27 June, 2012 @ 15:40

Can’t wait for this game. Looks absolutely fantastic from the trailers.


waiting for confirmation, Greetings

OllieRaiden 27 June, 2012 @ 15:55

LiquidRunner, as I mentioned above, I got absolutely no email about getting into the LBP Vita release, yet I found out today I was in it all along so I’m a bit concerned that I’ll miss out. Is there not a rough date you could give us to check the site just in case we get nothing again? Thanks.

LiquidRunner 27 June, 2012 @ 17:17

Hi OllieRaiden,

You know that I would love to say a date just as much as you would love to hear it :).

As Betas are not the final game code nor a demo there is always the chance that a critical bug is found in the game before we launch it to you. It wouldn’t be much fun if you can’t even race with Sackboy, so the developers would want to iron this out before it is launched.

As a compromise & to avoid disappointment, I will come back to this reply when we update PSN Beta with the voucher codes/access and let you know :)

– LiquidRunner
Beta Trial Coordinator

LiquidRunner 18 July, 2012 @ 18:13

And we are live!

Those invited to Phase 2 of the EU LittleBigPlanet Karting Beta will now have access to where you can find your voucher code and further info!

Enjoy :)

zinG-walker 27 June, 2012 @ 15:56

I’m so excited! I hope I get picked to try this out! :) Wow, I’m looking forward for how the create mode works with LBP and Modnation mixed!

Ladi_Vengeance 27 June, 2012 @ 15:58

i love little big planet! hopefully ill get the beta!

I love Little big planet <3333

I'm so excited !!

I got invited to the LBP beta, LBP 2, LBP vita and now sign up for LBP Karting !!! <3


ABSOLUTELY AWESOME! I LOVE LBP! I’m looking to get into the games industry, initially as a tester so this would be such a fantastic opportunity for me. PLEASE PLEASE Sony; l hope you will consider me for this wonderful opportunity.

INTERista_DMC 27 June, 2012 @ 17:08

i’m waiting for it


Thank you for showing your interest in the LittleBigPlanet™ Karting PlayStation® 3 Beta. We will be in touch soon if you are successful. But i must wait for the reply :o ive plyed lbp 1 and 2 and modnation and lbp psp XD N made some levels come onn Pick me!

mr_moneypenny 27 June, 2012 @ 17:16

In my eagerness to sign up, I happened to use a link to the US beta though I live in eu :O! What should I do?!

Blaiseback123 27 June, 2012 @ 17:26

I’d love to get in this Beta. I just love the power of customization that the LBP games offer. Modnation Racers wasn’t what I expected and I hope that LBP Karting will meet my expectations

iv tried registering but whenever I try going to the sign up page it Jst takes me to the LBP vita beta page??? Could this b something to do wiv me being in the vita beta???

LiquidRunner 27 June, 2012 @ 17:32

That is correct :). The LBP Vita Beta that you are seeing is actually due to end shortly (it has been going on for a few weeks), so be quick while the servers are still live :)

If you are not on any other current Betas then you will see the “Your permissions do not allow you access to this section” message when you try to access PSN Beta directly after completing the sign-up form.

BasketSnake 27 June, 2012 @ 17:31

Can this be a Mario Kart killer? I think so.

No matter now, just tried again an managed to get there. Lol :)


Mashing together Modnation Racers with Little Big Planet characters isn’t being creative.
Tag didn’t work out, so now you’ve decided on using Sack boy who’s a lot more popular in order to kickstart a Mario Kart-like franchise. I wonder what’s next? Sack boy Tennis. Sack boy Golf. Sack boy Baseball. The list just goes on and on… and on…


count me in !!


signed up but meh. i never get into these things :( i really wanted to try the vita beta too


I am not very sure about this LBP,i was kind of dissapointed when i heard about it.
But i hope that i will be lucky and try it and not be dissapointed by my friend(Sackboy).


Woah. I read the ‘K’ as an ‘F’ and had to do a double take. My misread alternative does sound like it could be fun though.


Lol! I rushed so fast to sign up I nearly misread the question & ticked Modnation as well, I wonder how many others did that to?

All signed up! Super excited for the game. Bringing 2 of my all time favourite franchises together, there couldn’t possibly be anything better. Now just don’t keep us waiting very long for the games release.

Sylar_Killer3 27 June, 2012 @ 19:52

Where i must go to sign up the beta? I don’t see :s

ghostinsickness 27 June, 2012 @ 20:36

Signed up, have been in prev lbp beta and moderate lbp forums. Also helped judge 2 huge competitions! Newest one the LBN tribute! :D

Have all the games lbp and modnation I remember some names here from prev beta forum, will there be any beta comps bladerunner?

ghostinsickness 27 June, 2012 @ 20:38

Liquidrunner* lol

ShadowDoGGG 27 June, 2012 @ 21:14

I just hope this isn’t another Nintendo copycat like all stars smash bros copy.

waleed1234561234 27 June, 2012 @ 22:20

i can’t wait til it’s out


Help! When I opened the sign-in page, the site loaded fine but the log-in part won’t load up giving me this message “The connection has timed out” I really want to help you report some game-breaking bugs

I need to be in the beta or I kill a chiken.

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