Sony Parts Ways With PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale Developer

Layoffs might be on the cards for Superbot.

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PAX 2012
PAX 2012
How happy is Sony with PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale? Happy enough, it seems, to cut its ties with the game's developer, Superbot Entertainment. The PS3 company confirmed that it has "amicably ended" its working relationship with the studio.

"We have had a positive working relationship with this talented studio, and wish them the best of success in their next endeavor," the company said in a statement to Kotaku. Updates and DLC for the game will now be handled by SCEA's Santa Monica studio.

The move seems to have taken Superbot Entertainment by surprise, however, as director of operations David Yang suggested that layoffs might be likely. "We don't have a reduction plan as of yet, however it is unlikely we can continue with our current work force for an extended period of time. We are still working things out and hope to continue on with as many of us as possible."

But Yang noted that Superbot was extremely proud of its work, and loved the opportunity to collaborate with Sony on the project. "SuperBot Entertainment will continue working on projects that reflect our passion for games and our commitment to creating award winning titles. We are very excited about beginning the next chapter of our future and invite all of our fans and supporters to follow our journey," he added.

PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale was released in November 2012 for PS3 and PS Vita. SPOnG scored it a respectable 7/10 at launch.

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