On the heels of a complete and instant shutdown for 30-year-old studio Volition, writer Deep Silver says that collection like Saints Row and Purple Faction aren’t lifeless but.
Deep Silver issued its personal statement after Volition launched a farewell letter acknowledging the efforts of its builders and the love from its group. “Our ideas exit to everybody at Volition, previous and current,” Deep Silver writes. “We’re extremely grateful for his or her unforgettable work on Saints Row and Purple Faction, whose IPs will reside on at PLAION.”
Deep Silver importantly does not restrict this continuation to simply Saints Row and Purple Faction, although these are handily Volition’s best-known IP. However there’s nonetheless scope for different collection to see a possible revival down the road; as Volition notes in its farewell, it is also behind Descent, FreeSpace, and even “that Summoner RPG with that hilarious video” (which has truly reviewed fairly nicely on Steam).
PLAION, you might recall, was beforehand often known as Koch Media again when it was acquired by Embracer Group, the identical holding firm that additionally owns THQ Nordic. Volition was a subsidiary of Koch/PLAION on the time of that acquisition, however was later transferred to the broader Gearbox firm that Embracer additionally owns. PLAION is definitely above Deep Silver on the Embracer hierarchy, form of like Take-Two to Rockstar however with an excellent greater company mothership looming overhead.
How precisely PLAION will maintain Saints Row, Purple Faction, or doubtlessly different Volition IP alive stays to be seen, however do not count on any bulletins anytime quickly. On the very least, this might point out that 2022’s troubled Saints Row reboot could but obtain the still-desperately-needed patches that had been introduced nicely earlier than this complete mess.
Saints Row followers are nonetheless frightened for the collection’ future, and demanding of Embracer Group as extra studios get caught up in its “restructuring” following a failed $2 billion deal.