According to Joystiq a news headline was published over at the PlayStation Blog, but was quickly removed without the full article every going live. The headline in question read as, "The Battle Royale begins November 20," or in other words PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale has been delayed a month from its previous October 23 release date. Considering the fighting game is in the thick of its closed beta, now would be the appropriate time to delay if necessary.
Despite being a closed beta, Sony and SuperBot have allowed extensive coverage of PlayStation All-Stars to be published, despite the game's release still being months away. Quick looks, previews and hands-on coverage abound, and in all honesty the coverage has been largely positive. That combined with the marketing push that began last week with five different "strategy" trailers creates a certain amount of question about this supposed delay. What went wrong?
Perhaps PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale believes some of the characters yet to be announced or played in the beta need further testing. Perhaps the game's campaign and other gameplay systems need further fleshing out. Perhaps the delays is a clever photoshop and there's no use speculating until we get official word. P'shaw I say to that, my friends! Wouldn't be a Rory article without some proper speculation. Stay tuned for updates.
Update: The official blog on PlayStation All-Stars' delay has finally been published. The official line is that the delay is for additional "polish" and "tuning," but there's also mention that SuperBot wants to implement some things based on community feedback. As a final treat, they mention to look forward to gamescom for some big announcements.