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PlayStation All-Stars dev splits from Sony, moving on to 'next chapter'

PS All-Stars support now in the hands of Sony Santa Monica

Sony and PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale developer SuperBot Entertainment have parted ways.

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"Sony Computer Entertainment can confirm that the working agreement with developer SuperBot Entertainment has amicably ended," a Sony rep told Kotaku today.

"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's director of operations David Yang added, "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."

While he held off revealing specific plans for the developer, Yang went on to say, "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."

Unfortunately, he also indicated that layoffs at the studio are likely. "We don't have a reduction plan as of yet, however it is unlikely we can continue with our current work force for an extended period of time," he said. "We are still working things out and hope to continue on with as many of us as possible."

Culver City, California-based SuperBot Entertainment, formerly known as Broodworks, was founded in 2009 and developed PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale on PS3 and Vita, which released in November 2012.

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