Sony got SuperBot Entertainment to develop last year’s PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale. But we’ve now learned that Sony has decided to cut all ties with the developer.
Kotaku were told by Sony Entertainment that “can confirm that the working agreement with developer SuperBot Entertainment has amicably ended.” Sony Santa Monica will be handling all future Battle Royale content. That includes upcoming DLC.
Now since they’ve suffered layoffs and don’t have Sony’s hand anymore, it was expected that they’d have layoffs. This is untrue and the studio will continue. Director of Operations David Yang issued a statement about the company.
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.
After THQ’s fall, Vigi’s restructuring into Crytek USA and Junction Point closing, at least SuperBot’s lights are still on. What do you think about SuperBot’s next chapter? Let us know in the comments or post in our forums.