Saints Row developer Volition reportedly hit by layoffs

The developer behind Saints Row and Red Faction series, Volition, has been hit with a number of layoffs. The report comes through Kotaku, whos sources say that over 30 people have been let go from the company, which formerly held around 200 employees.

According to the report, Volition general manager Dan Cermak, who has been with the company since 2003, was among those who were affected by the layoffs.

The cutbacks were attributed towards poor sales from Agents of Mayhem, the developer's new open-world action game that launched last month. The game received a lukewarm critical reception, and it seems sales did not meet expectations.

Volition came under Deep Silver's ownership in 2013 following THQ's bankruptcy, with the Saints Row IP also being part of the deal. Since then, Volition has released Saints Row IV as well as its standalone expansion Saints Row: Gat out of Hell, with Agents of Mayhem being the studio's latest game. Although Agents of Mayhem isn't a full-fledged entry to the Saints Row series, the game is set in the same universe and features various cross-overs.

Source: Kotaku

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