Sony recalls ‘LittleBigPlanet’

Release delayed over controversial song

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Religious sensitivities have forced a recall and delay for one of the year’s biggest videogames.

Sony Computer Entertainment has issued a worldwide recall from retailers for “LittleBigPlanet,” a heavily hyped Playstation 3 exclusive that lets players create their own levels.

Originally scheduled to come out on Tuesday, Sony has pushed back the release by one week in order to replace a song on the soundtrack that includes two phrases from the Qur’an that might be offensive to Muslims.

Decision will likely force Sony to recall millions of game discs at or on their way to retailers and reprint new ones without the offending song, a costly move. For players who do get one of the original versions of “LittleBigPlanet,” developer Media Molecule has made a downloadable patch that will automatically delete and replace the song.

Downloadable patches are a common way to fix errors in videogames, but Sony decided to replace the discs since some players don’t connect online and may still find the song, which could cause controversy that a major media and electronics conglom undoubtedly wants to avoid.

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