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Shall we scrub LBP beta levels, asks Sony

Results of online poll will be decisive.

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Sony wants to know if it should delete all the things you've made using the LittleBigPlanet beta, which ends on 12th October.

"As many of you are doubtless aware, at present we are not planning to make shared creations from the beta test available in the full version of the game. However, we're aware that a lot of time and effort has been put into what you've created so far," the company wrote on the official LBP forum.

"With this in mind we're going to give you the choice! Whether you took part in the LittleBigPlanet beta test or not your opinion counts - would you rather that created levels and items from the beta test were available when the game launches, or would you rather we removed everything and the shared side of the game started from scratch? Vote before Monday October 13th, and we'll go with whichever option receives more votes!"

The post goes on to say that "levels that have been uploaded already" may survive the cull, but that "any save game data, offline creations or progress cannot be transferred into the full game".

Having asked if people's hard work should be saved, not unpredictably "Yes" accounts for 83 per cent of the vote at the time of writing.

The LittleBigPlanet beta, which we still haven't forgiven for crashing our f***ing website, was so popular in its early days that unused keys were exchanging hands on eBay for as much as a tenner. Staggering.

The full game is due out exclusively for PS3 on 24th October, and our review will be up sooner than you think.

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