THQ isn’t the only gaming company that was forced to layoff workers this week, as Sony Computer Entertainment of America has laid off employees of SuperBot Entertainment.
According to a statement SCEA sent out to Polygon
, both Sony and SuperBot will continue to support PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale
despite the layoffs.
"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. The first character pack (including Kat from Gravity Rush and Emmett Graves from Starhawk) will be available for download on Feb. 12 and will be free for the first two weeks. We'll be sharing news of additional upcoming content soon."
While SECA didn’t confirm how many studio employees are now out of a job, Insomniac Games developer Mike Birkhead sent out a tweet
saying the number is “around 20
Considering PSABR seems to have sold well enough and has a strong online fan base, this news is certainly as unexpected as it is unfortunate.
Times are tough all over it seems. Just like I said about the THQ staff, I hope the folks who have departed SuperBot can get back on their feet and find work somewhere else.