PlayStation All-Stars studio SuperBot cuts staff

SCEA confirms layoffs; rumors say about 20 employees let go

PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale developer SuperBot Entertainment has laid off several members of its staff, IGN reports. Sony confirmed the studio has reduced its workforce in a statement... and also threw in a blurb about upcoming DLC for the multiplayer brawler.

“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.”

Sony didn't address the extent of the staff reduction, but Insomniac Games designer Mike Birkhead, whose Tweet first started murmurs of the reductions, later said he heard about 20 employees got the axe.

SuperBot is a "new independent game studio" and an "exclusive developer" of SCEA, according to its website, which lists several job openings. PlayStation All-Stars is its only listed project.

Speaking of Starhawk, developer LightBox Interactive's contract with Sony ended in October, after which the studio laid off 24 members of its staff.

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