Saints Row dev lays off over 30 people after disappointing Agents of Mayhem


Agents of mediocrity

Volition (Saints Row, Agents of Mayhem) has laid off over 30 people, including general manager Dan Cermak, Kotaku reports. That’s about 15% of its roughly 200-person staff and comes on the heels of Agents of Mayhem‘s August release.

Agents of Mayhem is set in the Saints Row world, but a separate story seemingly meant to give the latter series a break. The last Saints Row release — and first under new publisher Deep Silver — the standalone Gat out of Hell mostly saw just-above-middling reviews. So too did the full game, Agents of Mayhem.

Though studios often do huge layoffs after AAA releases, Deep Silver is reportedly unhappy with the game’s sales; in the UK charts, it was beat out by ancient games Grand Theft Auto V and Fallout 4 upon release.

Big Layoffs Hit Agents of Mayhem Developer Volition [Kotaku]