I understand that it's not a walk in the park to just grab any character and put in the game. SB requires special permission but why is it such a hassle to do it. Do IP Holders not understand that it's beneficial and for the community? Not to mention it would make the game all the more better. What are their reasons for rejecting their popular character to SB?
Imagine Lara Croft for example. They may not want to showcase the new design before there own game, and not want the old model so to keep up the hype on there current version.
I think that Eidos didn't want to associate themselves with Playstation any longer.