Sony Santa Monica have affirmed their commitment to PlayStation All-Stars: Battle Royale in response to a overwhelming outcry on the games’ official forum.

Fans began to vocalize their dismay on the forum due to a distinct lack of information about a promised patch by Sony Santa Monica that would fix many of the balancing issues plague PlayStation All-Stars: Battle Royale.While the patch was announced initially in august, and we even heard news of the the studio partnering up with an outside developer to make it happen; but in the end fans were left wondering after the patch missed its Fall 2013 target date.

Following weeks without word, Sony¬†Santa Monica Studio Community Strategist Aaron Kaufman (aka “Just-Tank”) returned to the blog with both a proclamation, and an explanation.

Regarding PS All-Stars specifically, we absolutely are not giving up.” said Kaufman. “We have an external development team who as of this letter are spinning up on the patch and starting to dig in.” he concluded.

Kaufman then went on to explain the true reason as to why the patch overshot the expected release date;

The development time is much later than we expected, primarily due to our PS4 ports development of fl0w, Flower, Sound Shapes, and Escape Plan. If we had an endless amount of resources, that would be awesome, but such magic doesn’t exist in this world.

While the Community Strategist hesitated to offer up a future date for the upcoming patch, he did confirm the stage in which the project is in; as well as his own personal commitment to the PlayStation All-Stars community.

The leaderboards reset yesterday, the patch is stil in early development, and I do not have a specific timeline to share as of yet.” Kaufman explained. “In the meantime, I will be contacting all those who have contacted me in regards to tournament support as well with prizes, and we’ll keep this community train going.” he concluded.

While the lack of concrete news regarding the patch will still likely leave some upset, by the same token many fans will also celebrate information as it’s survival.

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  • Lester Paredes

    Well, at least they’re keeping up with it. A shame they aren’t going to add new characters. I’d love that.

  • HassanJamal

    If they ever fix the networking, im in. Till then Im out of the game, sorry PSASBR.

  • Mauricio Quintero

    I just hope that in the end they will surprise us with new characters.

  • Rodolfo Ferreira

    If there is one thing I gave up on it already about PS All Stars is Crash. Plus I must say, the networking in this game is as bad as in Soul Sacrifice. Basically, you have to agree with Online ToS -> wait for Online pass -> create a room -> get some folks into the room -> get kicked out because of ‘Network Error’. If you want to try again, your gonna have to be through these steps all over again. And again…and again…This is what I call the loop of impatience. Not to mention this is what I’ve experienced with games that works with the PSN, for others (Uncharted fight for fortune) it doesn’t even find me a match.

  • aros

    Hopefully they will announce a follow up game. With a cel-shaded or cartoon sprites (preferably UbiArt engine) so everyone fighting looks like they are from the same world. Look how well Disney have done with Infinity when that could have looked as mismatched as All Stars.