PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale Dev Sees Layoffs

SCEA came down on Playstation All-Stars Battle Royale developer Superbot yesterday, laying off an unknown amount of employees within the studio.

SCEA came down on Playstation All-Stars Battle Royale developer Superbot yesterday, laying off an unknown amount of employees within the studio.

Mike Birkhead of Insomniac Games first broke the news via Twitter, stating:

Layoffs at Superbot. When it rains, it pours.

Sony later contacted IGN, confirming the studio's downsizing but not saying much else:

“SCEA can confirm that SuperBot Entertainment did make a reduction in their workforce today. The studio and SCEA remain committed to supporting PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale post launch, including developing the title’s forthcoming DLC releases in the coming months. The first character pack (including Kat from Gravity Rush and Emmett Graves from Starhawk) will be available for download on February 12 and will be free for the first two weeks. We’ll be sharing news of additional upcoming content soon.”

This past week has been difficult for several studios, with some closing down and others downsizing. We can be thankful that Superbot's case was the latter instead of the former, though there isn't much happiness in this type of situation. Good luck to those affected by these layoffs. We hope to hear from you again.

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Ashley spends all her time playing games, cooking, and studying languages. It's a miracle she's not burned out on the whole thing after being a game addict since '89 (I'm old, deal with it). Classic annoying Sega kid, still hasn't let go of Sonic and prefers arcade-style games. Final Fantasy and SaGa rock whatever it is you like, chump.

Published Jan. 26th 2013

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