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Volition To Become Part Of Gearbox After Saints Row Failed To Meet Expectations

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Saints Row, a reboot for the series, was released in August and while some players were pleased with the end result, others were not. And now, because Saints Row doesn’t live up to Embracer Group’s full expectations, developer Volition is becoming part of Gearbox Entertainment.

This news comes through Chronicle of video gamesreporting that Lars Wingefors, CEO of Embracer, discussed this transition in a statement released along with the company’s second-quarter results.

“The reception of Saints Row fell short of full expectations and left the fan base partially polarized,” Wingefores said in the statement. “The game development studio, Volition, has been working hard to improve the player experience. Financially, Saints Row performed in line with management’s expectations in the quarter. Going forward, Volition will transition to become part of Gearbox, which has all the tools , including an experienced management team in the US, to create future success at Volition.”

Wingefors notes that this is the company’s first time doing an “internal group transfer where we transfer a large studio to operational groups,” but says “it’s not necessarily the last.”

Saints Row currently sits at 61 Metacritical (for the PlayStation 5 version), with a user rating of 2.1. Game informant gave the game an 8.5 out of 10 in his review and you can read what we liked about Saints Row here.

[Source: Video Games Chronicle]


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