Sony Confirms Layoffs at PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale Developer

SuperBot Entertainment's staff has just been reduced

By on January 28th, 2013 08:05 GMT

Sony has confirmed that it's just made a "reduction in the workforce" at its SuperBot Entertainment studio, which means that some of the developers that worked on the recently released PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale fighting game have been laid off.

2012 was a tough year for video game developers, as plenty of studios shut their doors while others saw lots of its employees fired due to cost cutting measures. 

Judging by recent weeks, 2013 is looking the same, as after layoffs at bankrupt publisher THQ, Sony has just confirmed that it's reduced the staff of SuperBot Entertainment, the developer that recently released the PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale fighting game on the PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Vita consoles.

According to an official statement, the layoffs haven't affected the continued support for the recent game, so owners shouldn't worry about its future.

"Sony Computer Entertainment America can confirm that SuperBot Entertainment did make a reduction in their workforce today," the company told Joystiq in an official statement.

SuperBot, even with this undisclosed number of layoffs, will continue to produce new content for PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale.

In case you forgot, the game will receive its first downloadable add-ons in February, when two new characters will be added to its already impressive roster of fighters, in the form of Kat from Gravity Rush and Emmett Graves from Starhawk, as well as a bonus level.

"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," the company added.

Look forward to hearing more about SuperBot and PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale soon enough.

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