Volition has suffered layoff as a result of Agents of Mayhem’s poor performance

Volition has suffered layoff as a result of Agents of Mayhem's poor performance

Volition has suffered layoff as a result of Agents of Mayhem’s poor performance

 
A report from Kotaku has claimed that Volition, the creators of the Saints Row series, have suffered from severe layoffs after the release of Agents of Mayhem, which received a rather lukewarm reception when it was released last month. 

  
Right now it has been alleged that more than 30 developers have been laid off, which is a big number considering the fact that Volition is only around 200 people strong. It has also been claimed that the studio’s general manager, Daniel Cermak, has also been laid off, despite being an executive at the studio for well over a decade. 

On Steamcharts, Agents of Mayhem has had a peak player count of 82 over the past 24 hours on Steam, with an all-time peak of 3,665 players on PC. This is a fairly small playerbase, though this does not reflect the game’s sales on consoles. 

To put this data into perspective Saints Row 4 has a player peak of 870 over the past 24 hours and an all-time peak of 42,076 on Steamcharts. 

Volition has suffered layoff as a result of Agents of Mayhem's poor performance  

At this time neither Volition or their publisher Deep Silver have commented on these reported layoffs. 

 

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