Saints Row Reboot

Following reports of the Saints Row reboot underperforming earlier this year, developer Volition Games has now announced it is shutting down, effective immediately.

It shared this update via a post on LinkedIn - mentioning how the closure was part of Embracer Group's "restructuring program". As also noted, the company is providing team members with assistance to "help smooth the transition". Here's the message in full:

"The Volition team has proudly created world-class entertainment for fans around the globe for 30 years. We've been driven by a passion for our community and always worked to deliver joy, surprise, and delight.

"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.

"To help our team, we are working to provide job assistance and help smooth the transition of our Volition family members. We thank our customers and fans around the world for all the love and support over the years. You will always be in our hearts." - Volition Games

During its 30-year run, Volition was responsible for games like Red Faction as well as the original Saints Row series which first started out in 2006 and took inspiration from Rockstar's Grand Theft Auto series. This shut down news follows an update for the Saints Row reboot in August, with Volition at the time delivering the game's "final expansion".

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