Last week, a rumor started making the rounds online that PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale 2 was in the works. The rumor was rather extensive, offering a slew of details about the supposed game, including its developer. According to the rumor, which apparently started after confidential documents were supposedly posted online by a Capcom USA employee, Resident Evil and Street Fighter company Capcom will be developing PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale 2 for Sony.
This part of the "leak" may seem a bit strange, but if any company would be developing a PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale 2 for Sony, it would likely be Capcom. As we've pointed out in the past, Capcom has a history of working with other companies' IP. This has included the Marvel vs. Capcom fighting game series, not to mention Nintendo entrusted The Legend of Zelda to Capcom at one point. Some may not realize this, but Capcom is responsible for some of the handheld Zelda games for the Game Boy Color and Game Boy Advance, specifically A Link to the Past and Four Swords, Oracle of Ages, Oracle of Seasons, and The Minish Cap, all of which were well-received by critics and fans alike.
So Capcom seems like it would be the obvious choice if Sony was looking for a different company to work on PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale 2. As for the studios behind the original game, SuperBot Entertainment no longer exists, and Sony Santa Monica is likely busy with the next God of War game. So while Capcom may not necessarily be the company behind the rumored PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale 2, it seems like the game would still get a new developer regardless.
In the meantime, if the PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale 2 leaked roster is any indication, it seems that Capcom will have some significant representation. Capcom characters rumored for the game include Chun-Li and Ryu from Street Fighter, Dante from Devil May Cry, and Jill Valentine from Resident Evil.
Whether or not any of these PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale 2 rumors are real or not remains to be seen. We'll likely have to wait for Sony to officially reveal the PS5 before we'll learn anything definitively.
PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale 2 is rumored to be in development for PS5 with a 2020 release date, and a PC release date planned for 2021.