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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.

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Terry_B264d 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

Christopher264d ago

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

DarXyde263d ago (Edited 263d 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.

jambola262d ago

None of those are new teams

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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_corn263d ago

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

Battlestar23263d ago

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

cammers1995262d ago

Reboot was trash and killed the developer.

ChiefofLoliPolice263d 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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Arrowhead Games: "We want to be the next From Software or Blizzard"

Helldivers 2 developer Arrowhead on the success of its game, what comes next and dealing with toxic players

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LostPotato5h ago

Ambitious dream but sorry you don't make good RPGs. Just online co-op shooters.

ThinkThink4h ago

Not yet, but they can grow. Sounds like that's the plan. They have a new CEO this week as well. I can see they pushing helldivers 2 to other consoles, Mac and even high end mobile devices. The game could become a global force and sony can rack up their MAUs.

Eonjay3h ago(Edited 3h ago)

Sure for Helldivers. Surprised Sony doesn't put Helldivers 1 on mobile.... but in reality, I think Arrowhead is talking about creating original IPs that they own. What I question is how they will do this (while remaining multiplatform) without expanding. For HD2, Sony contributed a lot. If they do this by themselves, they are going to hire more people (which isn't a bad thing as long as its sustainable). I love that they are trying to 'stay small' but even when looking at HD2, you get the feeling that they were woefully underprepared to deal with the success they had. Even to today, it takes too long to get bugs addressed.

Another story said that players had stopped playing because of lack of new content. We have know about the new factions since launch but one doubts that they have the internal resources to get new content added at the pace they need to. If they are looking for the kind of success they claim, they need to invest in the resources that will allow them to attract and keep as many players as possible.

XiNatsuDragnel4h ago

Ambitious hopefully y'all can achieve it

shaenoide3h ago

Being the new Blizzard in neither a compliment or a good thing.

thorstein2h ago

When the Blizzard symbol appeared on a title, it used to mean quality. Starcraft, Diablo, Warcraft...I think that's what they're referring to.

S2Killinit1h ago

Yeah I remember those days as well.

CrimsonWing692h ago

Not if those games are going to be GaaS.