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PS All-Stars studio isn’t closing, has new IP in the works

Monday, 15th April 2013 13:02 GMT By Dave Cook

PlayStation All-Stars: Battle Royale studio SuperBot isn’t closing after Sony severed all ties with the Californian outfit, but it is working on a new IP with a much smaller team.

In a statement passed to Edge, Superbot’s director of operations David Yang said, “We have substantially shrunk down our operations, but are still going strong while we work on a new IP.”

We reported on the split between SuperBot and Sony here, following poor sales of the brawler.

Thanks CVG.

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5 Comments

  1. OmegaSlayer

    PS all stars should have had more characters.
    The roster was disappointing.
    Dante should have been the old one, where’s Wanda? Ezio?

    #1 1 year ago
  2. Hunam

    I think it was just comically mistimed and ill-judged to have it as Sony’s christmas block buster. Should have released in the summer when a more simple and light game is more welcoming to gamers.

    #2 1 year ago
  3. lexph3re

    I always laugh when I hear people talk about the split from Sony and Superbot. It had nothing to do with sales of the game, Their contract was up, It really was a simple contractual relationship.

    And, the games has plenty of variety with more characters to be announced soon. I love playing the game. Wish more people would have been open minded about it instead of condemning it from the start.

    I am looking forward to another Superbot game though. Because, they obviously know how to make a game. I hope it’s a fighting game :-)

    #3 1 year ago
  4. Francis O

    @3

    Are you sure about that? Because the sales of the game where not good. If the game would have blown up to be as big as Smash Bros, would Sony have let them go?

    Not to mention, Superbot was hit with mass lay-offs. The performance of the game had something to due with string of events that decimated their workforce and split with Sony.

    Maybe it wasn’t the sole reason, but the performance of the game had something to do with what’s going on at SuperBot.

    #4 1 year ago
  5. lexph3re

    Yeah, I’m sure. I follow Superbot on Facebook. And even without them being on the project they have been supporting it. There is no bad blood and they knew they were contracted. They even said in the future they would love to work with Sony again.

    And, Granted that the team originally was working with a larger budget with Sonys IP you can see why they could afford a temporary large team.

    It’s just odd that people tend to make their relationship so controversial.

    #5 1 year ago

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