It seems that Sony Computer Entertainment have ended their relationship with video game developers Superbot Entertainment who were behind last years release of Playstation All-Stars Battle Royale. This follows the developer laying off several staff members a few days ago, with further support for the title handled by Sony’s Santa Monica Studio. While neither company have given the exact reasons why their agreement has ended, from the sound of it, it was a good terms.
“Sony Computer Entertainment can confirm that the working agreement with developer SuperBot Entertainment has amicably ended,” a Sony representative told 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.”
SuperBot Entertainment’s director of operations David Yang also responded to Kotaku’s request for comments, with the following statement supplied:
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.
While it seems that they will be developing more games in the near future, what they could be is a complete mystery. Either way, if you are still playing Playstation All-Stars Battle Royale, DLC content including two new playable characters are set for release this month.