Sony has formally announced LittleBigPlanet Karting, a spinoff due this year for PS3, in development at Vancouver studio United Front Games.
A post on the PlayStation Blog confirms the existence of the project, which was first revealed by a leaked promo shot last month. In keeping with series tradition, there will be a heavy focus on user-generated content under Sony's 'Play, Create, Share' banner.
It's an odd move, given that Sony already has the strikingly similarModNation Racers in its portfolio; and even odder given that theModNation series is the product of one United Front Games.
Still, at least that means the project shouldn't overrun. United Front's True Crime: Hong Kong did just that - twice - prompting Activision to cancel it last year. It's since been picked up by Square Enix, renamed Sleeping Dogs and, like LittleBigPlanet Karting, will be released this year.