Sony cuts ties with SuperBot, developer starting 'next chapter'
by Steve Watts, shacknews.com, Feb 4, 2013 2:00PM PST
Sony has officially ended its agreement with PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale developer SuperBot Entertainment, putting the future of both the studio and game in question. This comes just a week after the developer was hit with layoffs.
"Sony Computer Entertainment can confirm that the working agreement with developer SuperBot Entertainment has amicably ended," a Sony spokesperson 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 responded in kind with its own statement. "SuperBot Entertainment can confirm that the relationship with SCEA has ended on good terms," it read. "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."
Shacknews has reached out to both Sony and SuperBot for further statements, and will update as more information becomes available.