Speaking to Edge the technical director confirmed that the main studio has been broken up into three groups: Tearaway, Management and a second unannounced R&D project.
The studio already has spent £4.1 million on research and development this year, ending on March 2011. Evans hopes that the new title will bring a new meaning to the term ‘create’.
An interesting thing about Media Molecule is that we actually enjoy tearing everything up and doing something we couldn’t have imagined doing before.
That’s the positive of all this. As a studio, we want to keep everything fresh. We don’t want to be known as just the LittleBigPlanet studio, much as we love that. I think of Media Molecule more as creative gaming.
For Tearaway, we’ve imagined creative gaming within a much more gamey game. For the R&D project, it’s creative gaming; go back to those two words and completely re-imagine how people can create. It’s scary, but it’s exhilarating.