Sony and Superbot Entertainment, the developer behind PS3 and Vita brawler PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale, are no longer partners Sony confirms in a statement to Kotaku that its business relationship with Superbot is over:
“Sony Computer Entertainment can confirm that the working agreement with developer Superbot Entertainment has amicably ended. We have had a positive working relationship with this talented studio, and wish them the best of success in their next endeavor. PlayStation All-Stars: Battle Royale and the title’s forthcoming DLC releases will continue to be fully supported by Santa Monica Studio.”
Superbot’s director of operations David Yang provides a statement on the split, noting that the studio doesn’t have plans to reduce its staff now, but that could change soon. “It is unlikely we can continue with our current work force for an extended period of time,” Yang says. “We are still working things out and hope to continue on with as many of us as possible.”
Superbot’s Complete Statement
“Superbot Entertainment can confirm that the relationship with SCEA has ended on good terms. We are extremely grateful to have had the opportunity to work on with Sony on Playstation All-Stars Battle Royale, and are extremely proud of the work we have done. 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.”
On January 25, Sony confirmed layoffs at Superbot and promised to support any future All-Stars DLC. A character pack for Battle Royale including Gravity Rush’s Kat and Starhawk’s Emmett Graves is due on February 12.