Volition Layoffs Reported

Over 30 employees were laid off this week from Volition, reports Kotaku, where they say the casualties include general manager Dan Cermak. They have not heard back from Volition owner Deep Silver about this, so it is unconfirmed, but they say their information comes from three sources. According to these informants, this move was prompted by the disappointing performance of the recently released Agents of Mayhem, an action game intended to expand the Saints Row series. According to the story, the developer had around 200 staff prior to this.
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Orogogus wrote on Sep 29, 2017, 02:17:
I can't speak to Star Citizen, but I mentioned Elite -- I think it's more of a space trucker than a shooter, and I don't think an X-Wing/Wing Commander/Freespace game with its kind of action would go over very well. It's designed more towards the mouse's strength, precision shooting, than towards flying, while the old style space action games leaned more heavily on targets suddenly swinging behind or in front of you, with way more giant turns to re-orient on your target.

This seems to be an anecdotal playstyle difference. The combat my group gets into with Elite has been very mobile with intense furballs. I've done those furballs with both KBM and a flight set. Star Citizen as well. I maintain that KBM is very playable and competitive, and it is so because developers figured out better ways to integrate KBM instead of just saying "you need a joystick to play."
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