Sony and Superbot Part Ways

Battle RoyaleSony has confirmed that they have amicably parted ways with independent developer Superbot Entertainment, days after the studio laid off a number of its staff.

Sony has released the following statement:

Sony Computer Entertainment can confirm that the working agreement with developer SuperBot Entertainment has amicably ended. 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 Entertainment was formed in 2009 and released their first game, PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale, for PS3 and Vita last fall.

Kotaku reached out to Superbot’s Director of Operations David Yang concerning the company’s future and was given this response:

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.

Why the two companies parted ways is unknown right now, though speculation is PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale didn’t meet Sony’s expectations in sales. What are your thoughts on the split? Leave your thoughts in the comments section below!