Sony has ended its working agreement with PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale developer SuperBot Entertainment, it has confirmed in a statement.
“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.”
Only two weeks ago, Sony confirmed an unknown number of SuperBot Entertainment staff were laid off, but assured that both “the studio and SCEA remain committed to supporting PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale post launch.”
According to a Kotaku source, as a result of Sony’s decision to end their work relationship, the studio might have to shutdown.
Update 4:40 p.m.: SuperBot Entertainment will not be closing, studio president David Yang has confirmed to Kotaku. Instead, it is entering its “next chapter.”
“SuperBot Entertainment can confirm that the relationship with SCEA has ended on good terms,” said Yang. “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.”