PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale developer working on new IP

Developer forced to "substantially" downsize following its split with Sony in February.

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PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale developer SuperBot Entertainment is working on new IP following its split from Sony.

While no details of the new game were given, the studio confirmed it has "substantially" downsized following a joint statement with Sony in February saying the working relationship between the two companies ended on amiable terms.

"We have substantially shrunk down our operations but are still going strong while we work on a new IP,” said SuperBot director of operations David Yang in an interview with Edge.

A previous source had said to Edge that the studio was in the process of being closed.

The Californian developer was formed in 2009, and so far has only worked on last year's PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale.

"SuperBot Entertainment will continue working on projects that reflect our passion for games and our commitment to creating award winning titles. We are very excited about beginning the next chapter of our future and invite all of our fans and supporters to follow our journey," said Yang in February.

Discussion

48 comments
letario
letario

I don't care what no one says PSA is a great party game if they keep adding more IPs to it fine by me

TooCoolForYou
TooCoolForYou

Sony abandoning this studio after having it created just one and only one underperforming game is like a mother abandoning their child for getting a "F" on a test. That's not cool. You stick by your "offspring" and help them get better and better at making Playstation All Stars games with each installment.  

Mario_Bones
Mario_Bones

It'll be good to see what they can do when fanservice and uncooperative publishers aren't something to worry about. PS All Stars had great gameplay, but it was lacking a 'soul', and publishers not letting them use the big characters people really wanted didn't help them either. If they're making an original fighting game with their own cast of characters I'm sure it will be good.

ArabrockermanX
ArabrockermanX

I really don't like how Sony treats its studios... "If your first game isn't a blockbuster you're fired."

Skrilla_XS
Skrilla_XS

New IP after splitting with Sony huh? Microsoft All-Stars Battle Royale much? And yet, another failure.

Jyakotu
Jyakotu

Good luck to them! PSASBR wasn't THAT bad, but it did need some tweaks here and there.

ADO300
ADO300

PLEASE MEDIEVIL 3! i bought ps2, ps3 and the vita hoping i will ever get medievil 3 man.

SecularSage
SecularSage

I really feel like Sony needed to give Superbot more time to grow the community and the concept of PSASBR. A sequel could have addressed the problems fans cited with this game (mainly, the single-player game and the character roster) and really built the concept into a AAA hit. Sony should have also pushed the game a little harder as a Vita pack-in; it would have been an ideal "Limited Edition Vita" title that would have probably outsold all of the other bundles.

What a lot of gamers forget is that even the vaunted Super Smash Bros wasn't a popular title until SSBM on the Gamecube, and part of its success was that it was a near-launch title for the Gamecube when there weren't many other core Nintendo games available.

Ah well. Here's to hoping Capcom one day realizes that the SSB formula would be great for Mega Man's universe. Sure, we had Onimusha Blade Warriors with .EXE and Zero, but it'd be nice to see a full-fledged 4-player Mega Man experience.

Toadamus
Toadamus

I think Psabr was pretty good ,its the only game i've been playing on my vita.Currently waiting for soul sacrifice to come out.

ziproy
ziproy

So what are you going to rip-off from Nintendo next? Microsoft Party? Bioshock Golf? The next game will be a flop and then they are done

jmartin1016
jmartin1016

I just picked this up. Been taking it over to friends houses and they all seem to love it as well. It scratches an itch that before could only be done on lesser systems.

jmartin1016
jmartin1016

I bought a Vita, so I'm already a couple hundred deep into a PS4:/

EPaul
EPaul

Good Luck! PABSR was pretty good

visionedorange
visionedorange

all stars was a great game, one i still play quite often with friends locally and online, hopefully they keep coming out with dlc for the game as thers still a bunch of chars that still need to get in on this

Poodger
Poodger

I wonder what game they will blatantly rip off next. Perhaps Mario Party? Mario Kart? Pokemon?

wdma
wdma

i liked PASBR and i would like to see what they will come up with next

jon_bone
jon_bone

I wonder what they will make next?

batbugz
batbugz

@TooCoolForYou They didn't abandon them. They had a one game deal and that deal is over. They've parted ways.

ZomDie420
ZomDie420

@TooCoolForYou sony is like all other companys they see the world in green that game wasn't selling so they said F**K Them plain and simple sad though it would have been better if it played like super smash bros. oh well...

fullmetalhollow
fullmetalhollow

@penguinmania420 you clearly havent played all stars, on the surface it looks the same, but the actual feel of the gameplay is waaaaaaay different. It's actually a great game, and I find it equally as fun as any of the smash games.

Ehggsz
Ehggsz

@penguinmania420Because Nintendo has the rights to the entire Party Brawler genre...  No one else should even try!

Halloll
Halloll

@ADO300 a medival game where you play as an undead knight, get Dark Souls.

Lytmare
Lytmare

@visionedorange I wish they would add a couple more characters, and seeing as how the game was taken over by the Santa Monica Sony studio, maybe we'll get some new characters yet!

packtop
packtop

@Poodger  

Sony already copied Mario Kart with Little big Planet Karting.

visionedorange
visionedorange

@Poodger all stars has WAY different mechanics, and is all around a much better fighting game, just becuz its zoomed out and more than 2 ppl can play doesn't make it a copy, and thats about all thats the same

SergioMX
SergioMX

@Poodger Cause it's always cool to have just one IP have exclusives to game mechanics.

ziproy
ziproy

@visionedorange @Poodger Fanboys=Fanboys. If you can't admit this was a complete and utter rip-off of smash then you need to come out of your little fantasy world.

It uses a cast of (mostly) Sony characters

They have a Super Smash move you perform

It's 4-Player

Dynamic Stages

Seems to me it rip-off quite alot, except for the whole good video game thing, kinda forgot to steal that

Poodger
Poodger

@SergioMX @Poodger There are other Smash Bros ripoffs that don't look the same. This game flat looked the same though. Right down to colors and even the damn font.

irocam
irocam

@Justforvisit @DarkNeoBahamut @packtop 1st kart racing game was by atari, called Crashing Race, So......Who did mario kart copy? btw you guys need to research where Mario came from, it was also a stolen idea

Mizarzeug
Mizarzeug

so according to your complex logic. Capcom RE4 was the pioneer on the on shoulder side camera gears of war, shadow of the damned, vanquish,AoT etc.. Are all ripoffs. Poor guy you should have just one game pe genre then..

Poodger
Poodger

@ziproy @visionedorange @Poodger While I do believe they took heavy inspiration from Smash Bros... and a bit shamelessly in certain areas... I also know that there are some differences in how the two games operate. For example, you don;t knock players off the stage, but kill them with the "final smash" attack. I prefer Smash Bros' method myself, but PASBR is at least decent because it is based on a game that is so wonderful. Multiplayer brawler/fighter games like Smash Bros are always fun, even if they can't top the king.

visionedorange
visionedorange

@ziproy @visionedorange @Poodger yea its obvious you've never actually played the game for any proper length of time and are jst one of those dumbasses that shoots his mouth when he doesn't know what hes talking about, this game is as much a rip off of brawl as any first person shooter game is a rip off of the first fps game, DUHHH THEY BOTH LOOK DA SAME, UGHHHH

Poodger
Poodger

@irocam @Poodger @SergioMX I know there are differences in how some of the gameplay mechanics work, but enough is similar to still be considered very alike. But the games LOOK identical. One may even confuse PASBR as a "modded" Smash Bros Brawl if they were looking at screenshots.

irocam
irocam


@Poodger @SergioMX  PS allstars didn't copy much from Smashbros, They more followed Battle stadium DON, the way they use combos, and the orbs to collect, still all the same,