The permanent closure came without warning.
An angry Sackboy from the LittleBigPlanet series.

Sony has permanently shut down the online servers for the PlayStation 4 version of LittleBigPlanet 3. The announcement of the permanent shut down came not with a big farewell announcement, but with a quiet update to one of the PlayStation support pages. The permanent shut down comes after the servers were taken down "temporarily" in January 2024.

Sony cites "ongoing technical issues" as the reason for the decision to keep the servers off for good. As part of the update on the support page, Sony says that all online servers for the game are no longer accessible. This includes the ability to play other players' creations for LittleBigPlanet 3.

Though the PlayStation 3 servers for the game were taken down in 2021 due to perpetual DDoS attacks, the PS4 servers had remained up until January of this year. However, there were some security issues that arose which led to the servers being taken offline while Sony investigated the issues and worked on fixes.

While some players long ago made peace with the idea that the temporary shutdown would turn permanent, others are rather vocally upset over the weekend. Those that are upset have shared their anger over losing access to almost 16 years worth of user created content and with no way to save or even recover any of it.

The official LittleBigPlanet Twitter had very little to add to the situation, instead echoing the message that appears on the PlayStation support page.