Despite the likelihood of a sequel seeming fairly high, Sony has confirmed that it has ended its relationship with PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale developer SuperBot Entertainment. The platform holder confirmed the news in a press release earlier this evening, adding that its Santa Monica studio will continue to support the release in the future.

“Sony Computer Entertainment can confirm that the working agreement with developer SuperBot Entertainment has amicably ended,” the company noted. “We have had a positive working relationship with this talented studio, and wish them the best of success in their next endeavour.”

Exactly what that will entail is unclear, but the developer has clarified that it will not be closing. “SuperBot Entertainment will continue working on projects that reflect our passion for games and our commitment to creating award winning titles,” a spokesperson told IGN. “We are very excited about beginning the next chapter of our future and invite all of our fans and supporters to follow our journey.”

The fledgling studio was recently struck by a round of layoffs, but it was believed that the developer was preparing for a PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale sequel. That’s unlikely to happen at this stage, which is a great shame. We were big fans of the original release, but it failed to set the sales charts alight. The title's first DLC pack – featuring Gravity Rush's Kat and Starhawk's Emmett Graves – is set to release later this month.

[via uk.ign.com, kotaku.com]