Superbot Entertainment has had a rough couple of weeks. The developer behind PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale had to lay off staff recently. Now, they've mutually agreed to sever ties with Sony.
Sony and Superbot both issued these statements to 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."
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.
Though our own Gordon Bryant found the game quite enjoyable, consumer reception was lackluster. Playstation All-Stars has only managed to sell about 500,000 copies worldwide on both PS3 and Vita combined. Such disappointing results likely were the catalyst for the decision to move on.