Sony “Cut Ties” With PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale Developer Superbot

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According to a Kotaku report, Sony have “cut ties” with PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale developer, SuperBot Entertainment, days after the studio laid off a number of employees. Future DLC content for the game will be handled by Sony’s Santa Monica studio, who develop the God of War games.


"Sony Computer Entertainment can confirm that the working agreement with developer SuperBot Entertainment has amicably ended," a Sony representative confirmed to Kotaku.


"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."


Meanwhile, SuperBot’s Director of Operations, David Yang, said to Kotaku: “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.”


SuperBot Entertainment were formed in 2009 by Sony Computer Entertainment in Culver City, California. While independent, the studio was originally meant to be a Sony-exclusive developer. Where they go from here on out remains to be seen.


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