Volition, the developer behind Agents of Mayhem but best known for the Saints Row series, has been struck by a round of layoffs. News comes courtesy of Kotaku sources, though owner Deep Silver has yet to comment on the situation. Reports suggest that more than 30 people have been made redundant, from a team that was previously around 200 employees large.
While it’s not uncommon for there to be layoffs at major developers upon the completion of large-scale projects, sources suggest that Deep Silver was unhappy with the shooter’s sales. While we don’t have access to hard data, we do know that the title struggled on the UK sales charts – and was nowhere to be seen in the latest NPD report for the United States.
We’d just like to take a moment to wish all of those affected the very best.