Superbot Entertainment Hit with Layoffs - News

by William D'Angelo , posted on 29 January 2013 / 3,871 Views

Sony Computer Entertainment America has announced that it has laid off several employees at Superbot Entertainment. The studio developed recently released PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale for the PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Vita.

Mike Birkhead, Insomniac Games designer, broke the news via tweeted that "around 20" employees have been laid off. However SCEA has not confirmed the number of employees that have been laid off.

"SCEA can confirm that SuperBot Entertainment did make a reduction in their workforce today," said SCEA in a statement. "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."

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MARCUSDJACKSON (on 29 January 2013)

disappointing. Sony should have backed what ever they couldn't pay.

froster (on 30 January 2013)

Cross-Gameplay works fine

Ganoncrotch (on 29 January 2013)

After playing the vita version of this game... good luck to them in their future endeavors but I would leave superbot off their CVs

Ultr (on 30 January 2013)


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Chark (on 29 January 2013)

Could easily be temporary employees or an efficiency decision. It's just being covered because their game was controversial. Too bad we can't know for sure though.

Wh1pL4shL1ve_007 (on 29 January 2013)

ohh yup

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ECM (on 29 January 2013)

Or, like most games that bomb, they were cut because...the game bombed.

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Dallinor (on 30 January 2013)

I read another article stating it was to do with the completion of a large project, it's usual for devs to downsize after a game ships then pick up more staff as another project goes into full production.