Uh-oh. Looks like there was a lot more going on behind the scenes than we thought in regards to the SuperBot layoffs.
According to SCEA themselves, they have indeed cut ties with the PlayStation All-Star Battle Royal development studio:
"Sony Computer Entertainment can confirm that the working agreement with developer SuperBot Entertainment has amicably ended. ... We have had a positive working relationship with this talented studio, and wish them the best of success in their next endeavor."
SCEA also mentions that SCE Santa Monica Studio will be in charge of all future DLC releases.
SuperBot director's of operations, David Yang, is optimistic about the end of their working relationship with Sony, however:
"... the relationship with SCEA has ended on good terms. ... SuperBot Entertainment will continue working on projects that reflect our passion for games. ... We are very excited about beginning the next chapter of our future and invite all of our fans and supporters to follow our journey."
Yang comments on the SuperBot layoffs and how much of the studio will remain, as well:
"We don't have a reduction plan as of yet, however it is unlikely we can continue with our current work force for an extended period of time. We are still working things out and hope to continue on with as many of us as possible."
Let's wish all the best to SuperBot, and hope we see plenty of great games from them in the future!