While it didn’t officially get kicked off until November 20, developer SuperBoy seemed to have a good year. After two years in development, PlayStaton All-Stars Battle Royale was released to much anticipation and a solid critical reception. Apparently that wasn’t enough, as reports are coming in that the studio has laid off around 20 people.
Insomniac Games, who much like SuperBot works predominatly with Sony, designer Mike Birkhead has confirmed the news via Twitter:
He then followed up saying that around 2o employees have been laid off.
It’s unclear whether this signals that the game was underwhelming for Sony, or whether the company simply wants to downsize the studio after development of their first major game has wrapped up.
We’ve contacted SuperBot and Sony for comment and will report back with any updates.