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Saints Row & Red Faction IPs Will Be Kept Alive Despite Volition's Closure

Today publisher Deep Silver took to X (formerly Twitter) to follow up on the announcement of the closure of Saints Row developer Volition.

Terry_B229d ago

Who knows...maybe we see a remastered SR2 after all and a new studio that makes good SR games again. Still..thanks a ton Volition for the excellent Punisher Video game

Christopher229d ago

We will keep making money off of these by giving them to new teams with zero experience with them.

DarXyde228d ago (Edited 228d ago )

Not necessarily a bad thing having zero experience. Insomniac took a crack at Spider-Man and did it very well. Sucker Punch also made Ghost of Tsushima. Heck, some would say Ninja Theory did a great job with DmC.

jambola228d ago

None of those are new teams

DarXyde228d ago

jambola,

Perhaps we're looking at "new teams" differently. I mean handing it off to a different team (one with no experience in these franchises or types of games). I don't mean a newly formed team.

But even then...a new team doesn't mean they're new to game development.

I'd also like your input on where The Initiative stands. They're new in the sense they've yet to produce any games and formed relatively recently, but comprised of industry veterans.

chicken_in_the_corn229d ago

I'd love another Saints Row game but I can't see it happening after the response to the reboot.

Battlestar23229d ago

I enjoyed the Saints Row reboot and i hope we see more titles in the franchise.

cammers1995228d ago

Reboot was trash and killed the developer.

ChiefofLoliPolice229d ago

I'm very happy to know the SR and RF franchises won't die. RF was a revolutionly fps at the time and loved the 4 og SR games.

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Microsoft has ‘let Blizzard be Blizzard’ following its acquisition, studio says

Microsoft has 'let Blizzard be Blizzard' following the acquisition of the veteran developer according to World of Warcraft's executive producer.

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Kaii17h ago

Diablo 4 storefront being a cash grabbing shitshow does unironically attest to that, kudos.

XiNatsuDragnel15h ago(Edited 15h ago)

Okay i will be interested if they become old Blizzard but might as well be dead.

Rynxie41m ago

They will never be old blizzard. Most of all the OG's left from developers to those on the top (even some decision making folks left).

Vits15h ago

Shame most of the people that made Blizzard what they were, have already left a while ago.

ApocalypseShadow15h ago

I was about to say this. How can they be blizzard when they're no longer blizzard from yesteryear?

blacktiger5h ago

Rare was the thing I lost heart

victorMaje2h ago

Exactly. Blizzard hasn’t been Blizzard for a long time.
Oh how the mighty have fallen.

Knightofelemia11h ago

Blizzard is not the same Blizzard like it use to be.

PassNextquestion5h ago

Were you expecting Microsoft to hire everyone that had left Blizzard long before they purchased the company...

Microsoft has let the Blizzard company they purchased continue to be the Blizzard company they purchased.