It appears that some massive layoffs have hit at Volition, with over 30 of the corporate’s roughly 200 staff let go this week, in line with a report from Kotaku. Among these affected was common supervisor Dan Cermak.
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Volition was based in 1996, notably engaged on the Freespace franchise earlier than being acquired by THQ, the place they developed Red Faction and the Saints Row video games. When THQ filed for chapter in 2013, Volition and the rights to the Saints Row franchise had been acquired by Deep Silver, and since then the studio have launched the Saints Row: Gat Out of Hell standalone growth to respectable, however tepid response.
More problematic, nonetheless, was the discharge of Agents of Mayhem final month, which was a essential and business failure. (We didn’t much look after it, to make certain.) It was particularly disappointing as a follow-up to Saints Row, which had previously few years moved far past its roots as a Grand Theft Auto clone to seek out its personal identification with a giant deal with ridiculousness.
Volition have but to formally touch upon the layoffs, but it surely’s simple to imagine they are often blamed on the poor efficiency of Agents of Mayhem. Here’s hoping the studio can bounce again, and people laid off can land on their ft.