If you have been following gaming news for at least the last week, then you will likely be familiar with Embracer Group’s “act” which again comes with bad news. Their failure to lock in an investment of USD 2 billion has proven disastrous for the ambitions they want to pursue. The buying action of developers and publishers that they continue to encourage has now ended up backfiring deadly which ultimately resulted in fatal consequences in the form of mass layoffs and studio closures. One of those affected? Volition – the developer of Saints Row.
Being part of the “restructuring” process, the death of Volition, which has been involved for decades, is certainly quite disappointing. But at least at this low point, a hope emerges. Bethesda and Xbox are reportedly planning to hold a joint meeting with former Volition employees later. Although nothing can be confirmed at this time, it is hoped that the meeting will bring new jobs for the affected employees. Especially considering that Volition contains quite a lot of talent that is worth looking at.
Bethesda and Xbox will meet with former employees of Volition – the shuttered Saints Row developer Embracer Group.
Microsoft itself is currently trying to push for more exclusive first party games, which after Starfield, should launch quite a lot in 2024. Will this meeting produce something sweet? Let’s just wait.