After its release in November, PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale has had some critical success, but not the financial success some were expecting. As a result of this Sony has now broken off its ties with SuperBot Entertainment the developer of the game. SuperBot was a studio funded by Sony to make PlayStation All-Stars and was made up of fighting game veterans.
Sony provided a comment to IGN on the issue:
[[quote]]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.[[/quote]]
SuperBot also had this to say on the situation to IGN:
[[quote]]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.[[/quote]]
This in no ways changes the former plans for the upcoming DLC release for the game that will add two new characters and a new stage on February 12. Sony Santa Monica was a big part in the development for the game, so expect to see a finished product that lives up to the games pedigree. Are you surprised by Sony backing away from SuperBot or did you see thing coming? Let us know what you think in the comments below.