After 30 years, the studio is being shut down.
Gang members walking down the street with weapons in hand.

Volition formed in 1993, with their first game coming in 1995. That game was none other than the widely acclaimed Descent, a first-person spaceship shooter. Volition went on to make several more games in the Descent franchise. Volition also created the PlayStation 2 RPG Summoner. They created Red Faction and several sequels. They also created the Saints Row franchise, up to and including the latest franchise reboot title, aptly named Saints Row.

Today, Volition is shutting down. Effective immediately, Volition will cease operations after 30 years developing games. The announcement comes via a post on LinkedIn.

The Volition team has proudly created world-class entertainment for fans around the globe for 30 years. We've been driven by a passion for our community and always worked to deliver joy, 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 the program, they evaluated strategic and operational goals and made the difficult decision to close Volition effective immediately.

To help our team, we are working to provide job assistance and help smooth the transition for our Volition family members. We thank our customers and fans around the world for all the love and support over the years. You will always be in our hearts.
Despite what your opinions are on their recent releases, Volition undeniably had a huge impact on the gaming industry. We wish everyone that worked at Volition the absolute best of luck.

And now, for perhaps the last time...