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Posted by Chuck Corbin on Feb 5, 2013

SuperBot Entertainment And Sony Part Ways

SuperBot Entertainment, the developer who made PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royal, and Sony are no longer working together. According to both companies, they have ended the relationship on “good terms”. At this time, there’s no exact word as to why Sony has decided to stop working with the developer.

Sales figures for the game certainly didn’t help. Between the Vita and PS3 versions of the game only a little over half a million copies were sold, and when you consider that there have been over 70 million PS3s sold,All-Stars doesn’t exactly scream “smash hit”. For those few people who did buy the game, though, there is some good news: patches and forthcoming DLC releases will be supported by the Santa Monica Studio.

The loss of the Sony contract may end up destroying the studio, which was created in 2009. They’ve already laid off a significant number of staff a couple of weeks ago, and SuperBot’s director of operations David Yang had said that while they don’t have a plan of laying anybody off yet, “it is unlikely we can continue with our current work force for an extended period of time.” In other words, SuperBot better find some major work soon, because things don’t look so good right now.

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