While the thought of waiting even longer to play LittleBigPlanet is one that causes all our muscles to contract into a tingling ball of anxiety and impatience, ex-Sony Worldwide Studios head Phil Harrison believes the Qur'an-related recall was ultimately for the best. "And on reflection I think it was absolutely the right thing to do, because LittleBigPlanet set out from day one to be a game for the entire world," he told Gamesindustry.biz, "and if there was anything that accidentally detracted from that vision and made the game not fun for the entire world, then the game would have fundamentally failed in its mission."
Of course, altogether avoiding religious tussles tends to save money and face as well. Harrison, who's currently orchestrating Atari's reinvention, believes that the move will ultimately leave the game's long-term sales unscathed, adding that people are sure to "blown away" by it. Gee, thanks for making the wait even worse, Phil.