Media Molecule is to step away from the franchise which catapulted it to fame, confirming it is to focus attentions on new ideas.

According to a Tweet from Edge - attending a GameLab 2011 session hosted by Media Molecule studio director Siobhan Reddy - the UK-based developer is "stepping away from Little Big Planet to focus on some new ideas".

What comes next for Media Molecule will be of great interest to PlayStation fans.

Media Molecule is the creator of LittleBigPlanet, but it certainly isn't the only studio to be involved with the franchise: Sony's Cambridge Studio developed the PSP title, while Double11 and Tarsier Studios are working on bringing the cute platformer to PlayStation Vita.