Saints Row developer Volition Games is closing its doors one year after it attempted to reboot the franchise. Unfortunately for the developer, fans did not respond well to the 2022 title.
Volition has a long history of corporate reshuffling. The series was put on hiatus in 2012 following its fourth entry when publisher THQ filed for bankruptcy. In 2018, Embracer Group purchased Volition and the IP rights to Saints Row. In November 2022, the studio was transferred to Gearbox Entertainment.
“This past June, Embracer Group announced a restructuring program to strengthen Embracer and maintain its position as a leader in the video game industry. As part of that program, they evaluated strategic and operational goals and made the difficult decision to close Volition effective immediately,” the developer said in a statement.
Employees confirmed that the studio was closing on social media. Volition promised to help smooth the transition into other roles, but its unclear what this program will look like.
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Notably, Volition timed this announcement to coincide with the press review embargo for Starfield.
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