30 years after Descent, developer Volition is immediately no extra

Poor critical and commercial reception for the latest <em>Saints Row</em> reboot may have played a role in Volition's fate.

Enlarge / Poor essential and industrial reception for the most recent Saints Row reboot could have performed a job in Volition’s destiny.

Volition—the event studio behind franchises from Descent and Freespace to Purple Faction and Saints Row—has been abruptly shut down after a 30-year run. Guardian firm Embracer Group mentioned the studio might be closed “efficient instantly” as a part of an enormous restructuring program that started in June, in keeping with a farewell discover posted on Volition’s web site and on LinkedIn.

“The Volition workforce has proudly created world-class leisure for followers across the globe for 30 years,” the assertion reads, partly. “We have been pushed by a ardour for our group and at all times labored to ship pleasure, shock and delight.”

A few of Volition’s greater than 200 workers are sharing information of their layoffs. Nevertheless it’s unclear simply how lots of the studio’s greater than 200 workers at the moment are out of a job and what number of might be transitioned to different elements of Embracer’s gaming behemoth, which incorporates Gearbox Leisure, THQ Nordic, Eidos Interactive, and lots of extra studios.

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