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The Volition studio has announced its closure.
In a statement published in LinkedInthose responsible say that “the Volition team has proudly created world-class entertainment for fans around the world for thirty years. We have been guided by a passion for our community and have always worked to deliver excitement, 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 their strategic and operational objectives and made the difficult decision to close Volition from immediately.”
“To support our team, we are working to provide job assistance and help smooth the transition for members of the Volition family. We want to thank our consumers and fans around the world for all their love over the years. Always You will be in our hearts.”
Volition was founded in 1996 as one of two parties following the spin-off from Parallax Software. Their first game was Wreckage Racing a year later, but they began to make a name for themselves with FreeSpace: The Great War (1998) and Red Faction (2001). His best-known work, however, is Saints Row, whose first installment was published in 2006, following in the wake of Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas, and which reached its potential with Saints Row: The Third, in 2011.