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PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale Isn't Readying Itself for Round Two on PS4

Posted by Sammy Barker

Despite what you may have heard

The build up to E3 is always a minefield of rumours and speculation, but it’s been particularly difficult to dodge a misplaced bomb this time around. Mere hours ago, IGN erroneously reported that The Last Guardian had been cancelled, while we still see that fake PlayStation press conference schedule doing the rounds. Thankfully, some rumours are easier to debunk than others – such as this supposed PlayStation All-Stars Round 2 leak.

The hazy image originally appeared on Twitter, but has since been posted on NeoGAF and various other websites. It shows the Japanese version of the PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale logo, with the sub headline ‘Round 2’. There’s even a fancy animated image that shows a Moogle from Final Fantasy XIII curiously peering around the text. Of course, as you should have learned by now, off-screen images like this are rarely real.

In fact, common sense suggests that this game would never get the green light anyway. The original title sold extremely poorly, and wasn’t especially well received by parts of the press. Moreover, developer SuperBot Entertainment was dropped by the platform holder, and we haven’t heard word of anyone stepping in to take the studio's place. Furthermore, with big third-party franchises such as Final Fantasy absent from the original, we’re not entirely sure why they’d suddenly appear now.

As such, while this editor would personally love a sequel, we doubt that you’re going to see anything like this announced at E3 – or even at all. This is perhaps another reminder of why you shouldn’t believe everything that you read on the Internet...


User Comments (20)



ShogunRok said:

At this point I think announcing a sequel at E3 would be counted as a mistake by most of the gaming community anyway.



rjejr said:

Instead of making PSASBR2 they should come up with something new, like a kart racing game w/ all of Sony's mascots in it



Jazzer94 said:

If this happens it will be completely eclipsed by Smash 4, they're better off waiting till after E3.



naruball said:

Selling over 1m is hardly "extremely poor(ly)". Sony expected much higher sales, but it's far from the disaster that is suggested here.



ztpayne7 said:

I would still be interested in it. The first one fell flat at times but it's still entertaining. Crash cloud and Spyro would actually be great for the game.



adf86 said:

I would still like the first one to be ported over though. I said on twitter a while back that maybe they could do a PS AllStars MOBA game by SOE cos you can take the advantage of Sony's wide range of characters & settings, giving them different classes etc. Plus except for Awesomenauts there isn't any other MOBA game available on console to my knowledge.



Boerewors said:

"This is perhaps another reminder of why you shouldn’t believe everything that you read on the Internet." ..... Should I believe this, or?
While this game wasn't the success they hoped for, I'd think they can easily sell more this time around. The game released in a time where you owned a PS, but weren't particularly proud of it. It's not like we were ashamed, but the PS3 and all it's problems kinda made us forget about the great PS heritage. Sony isn't like Nintendo where people just buy everything out of nostalgia, but the fan-base is getting more and more like this. With the launch of there PS4 and the good news show surrounding the brand, people are actually proud again to be associated with PS and I honestly believe this game would sell a lot more now because Playstation's gaming history is more relevant than it ever was. It's time to celebrate the 20 years of Playstation in our lives, what better way than with a brawler like this.



adf86 said:

@AeroZeppelin I know I should be a Gaming ideas man. I can just go to the publishers and say "Make that" and they will say "Oh really good idea, we will. Here's 20 quid for your efforts, now on your way"

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