Agents of Mayhem and Saints Row studio Volition has reportedly laid off over 30 employees out of the 200 currently employed at the studio. This is according to a new report from Kotaku. The layoffs even include studio general manager Dan Cermak.
According to several sources, the layoffs are a result of the poor sales and critical reception to Agents of Mayhem, which came out just last month. Apparently Deep Silver was unhappy with the sales for the title. According to NPD Agents of Mayhem didn't severly underperformed, coming in at no. 16 for the month of August. That's both physical and digital sales accounted for and during a slow month with not a lot of other major releases.
Deep Silver purchased Volition back 2013 after the studio's former owner THQ left the video game industry. At Deep Silver, Volition produced two Saints Row titles, Saints Row: Gat Out of Hell and the loose spinoff Agents of Mayhem.
We reached out to Deep Silver and Volition for further comments, and are awaiting for official responses from both parties. This is a developing story and we will update it as more details are released.