Sony has decided to split ways with SuperBot Entertainment, a developer they created.
Sony has apparently severed all of its bonds with SuperBot Entertainment and letting them go on their own. This seems strange since Sony literally created the studio to develop PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royal. For a while the rumor was that SuperBot Entertainment had to close up shop because of the decision but the facts were otherwise. SuperBot confirmed to IGN that they are not closing down and 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.”
The SuperBot PR team also told IGN “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.” PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale sold fairly well and there is still a lot of DLC planned to be released for the game. So it begs the question, why part ways with the studio you created? As far as PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale DLC goes, Sony Santa Monica will be taking the reins. The first pack of DLC is set to be released February 12th, and will be free for two weeks. We wish SuperBot Entertainment the best of luck in finding a new publisher to work with. Maybe they will make another fighting game, and since they are seperated with Sony they could theoretically create a multiplatform title.