SuperBot Entertainment, the developer behind PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale, suffered an unspecified number of layoffs late last week. A statement from Sony confirmed the layoffs and restated its intent to support the game with post-launch content.
The news initially came from a tweet by Insomniac’s Mike Birkhead, who later said he heard that approximately 20 people were laid off. Though Sony didn’t confirm the number, it did confirm the layoffs.
“SCEA can confirm that SuperBot Entertainment did make a reduction in their workforce today,” Sony wrote in a statement 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. 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.”
PlayStation All-Stars developer incurs layoffs