Volition, the studio behind Agents of Mayhem, laid off over 30 people this week including general manager Dan Cermak, three sources tell Kotaku. The studio previously had around 200 employees.
Gat is taking over! Shits about to hit the fan.....
Thats really a shame. I get they wanted to do something new and I don't dislike Agents of Mayhem. But they should have done another Saints Row game first. Or they should have put Saints Row in the title of Agents of Mayhem. That would have ensured sales for the game was much better. I hope the core team stays in place and these talented developers can make the next Saints Row. They are a great team.
That’s too bad I’m still playing AoM I thought it was pretty damn good Hopefully we’ll see a SR5 soon
Yeah I'm loving AOM and using Johhny Gat a lot in it. So much like Crackdown imo.
Wonder what they can do with sr5, a reboot or just go with them going through time.
If ony they have made saints row 5
I dont think they get that theres an appetite for open world classic gangster games outside of GTA. The mob be street or organized storylines go hand in hand with open world games, theres no need for all this over the top crap, to makea game engaging. Sometimes less is better.
This is typical in the industry after a game is complete. Nothing to see here. I did buy AoM and love it so I support the studio.
it's happening all the time when a game it's released. 30 is nothing by the way.
Unless you are one of those thirty. Remember that next time when some other company lays off 15% of their workforce. 15% would be like Microsoft laying off 12,000 people, Nintendo laying off 780 or Sony laying off 19,500 workers. It's not a big deal, it's only 15%.
They should have included some sort of co op or multiplayer mode.
From my understanding this is quite common. Staff are typically laid off once a game ships unless required for DLC and typically hired again when the next title goes into Dev. It doesn't make it right but it's the nature of the beast
I hope they reboot saints row. The whole super powers thing was stupid. And also a new engine needs to be madeee
Don't you mean developers of Red Faction and Saints Row? What the hell is Agents of Mayhem?
I am still waiting for Freespace 3
Why make this game and you got saint row..smh they similar graphics..idk saint row fell off after saint row 3...the other 2 was too kiddie if sr5 like saint row,1or2 im in..
Isn't this pretty common after a studio releases a game? No point in having dozens of extra employees on the payroll if you don't actually need them for anything.
Co-op would have sold me and my friends three copies. None of us bothered to even rent it.
Time to reboot the saints row series and go back to the first two games for inspiration to make a good sequel. Julius was the man and the first was my favorite.
Maybe they should just go back to the original red faction
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