Muslim backlash fears halt Sony game

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PS3 game release delayed over Koran phrases

ENTERTAINMENT giant Sony has delayed the release of one of their biggest games after phrases from the Koran were discovered in a background music track.

Despite copies of LittleBigPlanet having already been dispatched worldwide Sony revealed they were in the process of recalling all copies in a bid to rectify the problem.

The entertainment giant said the move was being made to combat a possible backlash from the Muslim community.

It is believed one of its background music tracks by Mali-born artist Toumani Diabate, was found to have included expressions from the Koran.

“We’re sure that most of you have heard by now that one of the background music tracks that was licensed from a record label for use in the game contains two expressions that can be found in the Koran,” a statement on the game’s website read.

“We have taken immediate action to rectify this and we sincerely apologise for any offence this may have caused.

LittleBigPlanet, in which gamers can customise the rag-doll protagonist Sackboy and allow it to roam through an interactive world filled with different challenges, had been hailed by gaming enthusiasts.

The game will be re-programmed before being dispatched at the end of the month.

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