Sony has confirmed that it has indeed walked away from Superbot Entertainment, the studio behind the brawler PlayStation Allstars Battle Royale and on good terms it would seem.
Sony provided a comment shedding light on the situation by saying:
“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.”
It is not yet clear whether the recent layoffs at Superbot are related to this but the split is thought to be a result of disappointing retail sales. The game was a mild success earning a small following of hardcore fans. From Sony’s statement, it seems clear that more DLC is on the way beside the character pack out later this month.
Superbot also provided a statement on Sony’s departure:
“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 Allstars: 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.”
A source close to IGN has revealed that despite the split, Superbot will continue and that they will be looking for a new publisher.
Superbot Entertainment was the studio specially put together by Sony for the express reason of creating PlayStation Allstars. For more on the game, you can find our review right here.
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