Sony has ended its relationship with PlayStation All-Stars developer SuperBot Entertainment, just months after the release of their game and merely days after the developer had to lay off a number of its staff.
A Sony representative told Kotaku “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.”
This continues a long list of developers that Sony have abandoned including Eat Sleep Play, Nihilistic, Sanzaru, The Workshop, Lightbox and Idol Minds. Not to mention, they have closed three internal studios including Sony Liverpool, BigBig, and Zipper recently.
Rumor has it that without the support of Sony SuperBot will have to shut down, instantly adding to the Sony casualties. We here at The Koalition loved PlayStation All-Stars, however the game experienced generally mixed reviews overall and thats not what Sony would have wanted.
I’m sure that in the next few days we will get more concrete news of SuperBot’s future, but as of now it is not looking too good.
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