Thirty employees are currently looking for new employment today as Volition, the studio behind titles like Saints Row, Red Faction, and Agents Of Mayhem, went through a series of layoffs today. Kotaku was the first to break the news, citing that poor sales of Agents Of Mayhem led to the decisions, which included general manager Dan Cermak.
There's a great deal of speculation in the air as to what it could mean for the studio, as Deep Silver is keeping a quiet front on the matter and there's no word as to what the studio is currently working on. But one thing is very clear: Agents Of Mayhem had a lot of work, publicity, marketing and more go into it as everyone was hoping it would be the next big title from Deep Silver. But the lackluster report from U.K. sales putting the game at only #4 overall this week shows there just wasn't as much interest generated as they hoped. The next couple of weeks will be very telling for Volition as to whether the company will end up going through another round of changes and layoffs, or if this was simply something in the works after the U.S. sales failed to deliver as well.