Volition, the studio behind the Saints Row series and the recently released Agents of Mayhem, is in dire straits. According to Kotaku, the studio has laid off as many as 30 employees this week. This also includes Volition’s General Manager, Dan Cermark.
Sadly these layoffs come shortly after the release of Agents of Mayhem. Judging by our own review of the title as well as other reviews, the game was not received well. Many, including us, felt like the game felt more like a Saints Row expansion or DLC. As a new property, the game was way too similar to Volitions’ previous offering. That and the game omitted co-op play completely. Something that was heavily requested during the development of the game. This has affected sales and it seems that Deep Silver, the parent company of Volition wasn’t too thrilled about those sales.
No word on if Deep Silver has plans for even more cuts. We’ve reached out to the company for more information.
It’s never good to hear that anyone is being laid off. Here’s hoping that those who were let go can get back on their feet, sooner than later.