272w ago - Sam_Protagonist has confirmed on the official PS boards (linked above) that the online level creation mode in LittleBigPlanet will not be accessible at launch as originally planned.
According to his post, the functionality will be implemented through a post-launch patch due out at an unspecified date, however, users will still be able to create levels with friends offline and share them online.
To quote: This is correct. The ability to create with your friends online will come as part of the first major update after the game is released. Offline creating with up to 4 people on one PlayStation 3 however is available right from the get go.
Just to clarify what this means for the game, here's a few more FAQs -
Is online create in the game from launch?
No it's not, however it will be included in the first game update after launch. We're working on making this available as quickly as possible, but want to make sure it's right before releasing it.
What does online create actually mean?
Online create, quite simply, is the ability to use the create side of the game in an online multiplayer fashion.
So I can still share my levels?
Absolutely. All of the sharing features of the game are up and running.