MM dropping bills on R&D for Science
Median Molecule who has become synonomous with innovation in games brought to us through Little Big Planet is apparently going back to what they are known for and that is innovation.
According to their fiscal reoprts from March of last year, they have spent over 6 million dollars on research and development, does this mean that they are going to take the next iteration of LBP to the next level? I hope not. However what I do hope to come from this is that they will spend that research on an entirely new IP so that they can continue with the tradition of Innovation and creating new ways to have fun. Yes, going in that direction might be a bit risky, but with all investments, that little payout can lead to a huge payoff.
What are the chances that we can expect to see some of this research in action this year? I am hoping to see some of it presented in some of the upcoming conventions and hopefully in the GDC which will be in March. What we do know is that the research that they have done before has turned out pretty well and hopefully they will continue that tradition as the year goes on.