Sony Computer Entertainment Europe has recalled all copies of its much-anticipated title Little Big Planet from retailers after it discovered that the game’s soundtrack contains lines taken from the Islamic holy book Qu’ran. And kids, the recall is going to be global.
Based on the information taken from the Playstation forum, the two phrases literally translate to
“Every soul shall have the taste of death” and “All that is on earth will perish.”
I commend Sony for its swift action on this matter. It’s really professional and sends a positive message. What I don’t understand is how this was only caught at this very late stage. This should’ve been noticed while the game was being developed.
A number of gamers out there though will still get the unedited version of LBP as some retailers have already shipped the game to people who have preordered the game. I guess my copy of LBP is now a collectible.