Talk about escalation. After writing last week about SuperBot getting hit with layoffs related to sluggish sales from their brawler, Playstation All-Stars Battle Royale, it appears that Sony isn’t interested in continuing it’s relationship with SuperBot.
Yesterday, Sony and SuperBot both confirmed that the two have amicably ended their exclusive working relationship. If you’re wondering about potential future DLC, Sony Santa Monica will be in charge of supporting the game from here on out. Kat and Emmett are still scheduled to hit next week as far as I know. No word on if the poor sales are the reason for this move.
So typically in this situation, one would expect layoffs or closures. From the sounds of it, SuperBot is running in the opposite way. They’re actually excited about their future and at the time of this article, no layoffs are planned though they have not been ruled out completely quite yet. They’re currently seeking out publishers interested in working with them. Here’s their official statement:
“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.”
While situations like this usually end in heartbreak, it’s refreshing to see that not be the case here. It seems like both sides were in agreement over this situation and I wish all the best for the folks over at SuperBot.