PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale to receive no more DLC
PlayStation All-Stars released to underwhelming reviews and sales and, although we feel that it’s a better game than what was poorly advertised, it’s clear that Sony did not give it to attention that it deserved.
So sadly, it won’t be a surprise to many that DLC has been axed for the once-promising title.
Sony Santa Monica took to the US PlayStation forums to update fans on the game which can be read here.
Characters released so far represent the full content found in All-Stars, with no more characters or stages joining the fray. This will obviously anger many fans who were expecting characters from some of Sony’s key titles such as Final Fantasy, Crash Bandicoot, Spyro the Dragon, Rayman and Resistance, all games that have at some point represented the PlayStation brand hugely.
With Sony severing all ties to developer SuperBot Entertainment, the future of All-Stars was always in doubt.
There’s going to be a balance patch, which will hopefully make Kratos and Zeus a tad easier to go toe to toe against, and free DLC in the form of costumes. These costumes were previously exclusive to pre-orders in the US and are for Raiden, Dante, Big Daddy and Heihachi and these will release on 27th August and a day later in EU.
Isaac’s and Zeus’ third costumes will also be free but will arrive at a later date.
Monthly leaderboard resets will continue, with Sony Santa Monica saying:
We are aggressively looking into the issue of title belts not being correctly appropriated to some people based on their seasonal performance. We do not have a fix at this time, but will keep you posted on our progress. In the interim, starting today, we are resetting the overall leaderboards, and will continue this on a monthly basis.
They ended the post by thanking fans for their support:
On a personal note, we want thank everyone for their dedication to the game. There have been a lot of challenges on the development side, and for the players as well, but it’s this kind of passion from players that inspires us to try and move forward, even during difficult times.
So whilst it is hugely disappointing that the enjoyable PlayStation All-Stars has essentially had it’s run, we can hope that Sony have learned from their mistakes and will bring the series back on PS4 with an impressive, diverse cast that we all expected.
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