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‘PS All-Stars’ dev SuperBot experiencing layoffs, severity unknown

ps all stars3 300x168 PS All Stars dev SuperBot experiencing layoffs, severity unknownSony-owned SuperBot Entertainment, developer of PlayStation All-Stars BattleRoyale,  began layoffs yesterday, though the extent of those layoffs are still unknown.

“SCEA can confirm that SuperBot Entertainment did make a reduction in their workforce today,” a Sony rep stated to IGN. “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.”

In a statement to Joystiq, Sony stated the following, “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 news may be telling of low sales for Sony’s still-fresh brawler title despite some prominent marketing, including an impressive live-action commercial and another by the creators of Robot Chicken. Sony’s comments on the matter paint a different picture, however. It could be now that the game has released, SuperBot is reducing its staff to a skeleton crew in charge of online content. Time will tell.

[via Joystiq]

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