Microsoft Inch Further Up The LBP Bandwagon With 'Kodu'

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  1. War

    War Take it easy~

    Oct 26, 2007

    "Remember last year, we brought word of 'Buko', an XNA title that Microsoft were quietly showing off which sounded suspiciously like LittleBigPlanet? Well it's not quiet anymore, they just showed it during the CES keynote.

    Renamed 'Kodu', the game admittedly looks nothing like LittleBigPlanet. In fact, it's not even really as much a game as LBP is, it's more a fluffy, colourful tool to help people design games. But still, given LittleBigPlanet's popularity and potential, this increased (Boku's been around since 2007, but not as part of major keynote addresses) emphasis on a create-your-own title is hardly a coincidence.

    Kodu comes with 200 'game-creation building blocks' packed in, meaning that while it may lack LBP's style (and Stephen Fry), it should allow for more variety in the types of game you can create.

    Full announcement press release (and an older clip from when it was still called 'Boku') follows:"

    Press release:
    Warning: Spoilers inside!