The lights are on
SuperBot Entertainment, the studio behind the Sony-themed fighting game PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale, was hit by a round of layoffs today.
In a statement to IGN, Sony confirmed the news, saying in part: "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.”
PlayStation All-Stars generally received average reviews (Game Informer included), which probably has something to do with the current state of affairs at SuperBot.
With that and the whole THQ business, this week has not been good. Our best wishes to those affected by the layoffs.
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I played All Stars on at my cousins house, both on his Vita and his PS3. I got to say it's a fun game, especially when you have four people playing on a huge projector.
That sucks. :\ I actually really liked the game. It wasn't perfect, but it was still really fun.
This is an amazing game that my friends and I have been playing for weeks in to the early hours of the morning. Best time we've had playing games together in awhile. I'm really saddened to hear this.
Oh well. hope they find work.
So it's not because the game did not sell well, it's because of average reviews. LMAO
Huh. I really liked PSABR and I thought that it was a very well-done game. Even if Superbot did gimp out somewhat on the roster (who asked for Fat Princess?!), the gameplay was certainly solid and it was fun to experiment with the characters. Best of luck to those laid off.
Hmm, I wonder why...
I really don't see what all the hate for this game came from. That it's a SSB clone? Who cares, people say that like SSB is a bad game or something. Sure the combat is a bit clunky and the roster was average at best, it was far from a bad game. Hope those guys find work, they seem like they had a lot of potential to offer.
its too bad really. The game is pretty fun. I wonder what it sold like