Sony ended its work contract with SuperBot Entertainment, the developer of PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale, weeks after layoffs hit the studio. Kotaku reports SuperBot will go its own way as Sony's Santa Monica Studio takes over work on PlayStation All-Stars and its DLC.
"Sony Computer Entertainment can confirm that the working agreement with developer SuperBot Entertainment has amicably ended," Sony said in a press release. "We have had a positive working relationship with this talented studio, and wish them the best of success in their next endeavor."
SuperBot also confirmed the layoffs, saying this is "the beginning of the next chapter" of their future. That future will likely belong to an even smaller studio, however.
"We don't have a reduction plan as of yet, however it is unlikely we can continue with our current work force for an extended period of time," SuperBot director of operations David Yang told Kotaku. "We are still working things out and hope to continue on with as many of us as possible."
If this story of ended Sony contracts and shrinking studios sounds familiar, it may be because almost the exact same thing happened to former contractor LightBox Interactive a few months after it released Starhawk.