The Deep Silver Volition, Inc. wiki last edited by white_sox on 08/17/14 04:02PM View full history


Volition Studios was originally a part of Parallax, the studio behind the classic Descent series. After flagging sales of their Freespace series resulted in Volition being acquired by THQ, they went on to have much greater success with the Red Faction series, and more recently, the Saints Row franchise. As part of THQ's liquidation, they were auctioned off to Koch Media and renamed Deep Silver Volition.

Loss of Intellectual Properties

Despite creating the Red Faction and Summoner franchises, Volition lost the rights to them when they were sold to Koch Media. The IPs were later sold to Nordic Games GmbH, who currently does not have any scheduled releases for either franchise.


inSANE was a game that was in development at Volition and was to be a collaboration project with film director Guillermo del Toro. It was later cancelled when THQ ran into serious financial troubles. Instead of continuing to work on inSANE, focus was shifted toward creating Saints Row IV, which was likely considered a safer project due to Saints Row: The Third's success.


TitlePublisherRelease Date
Descent: Freespace - The Great WarInterplay1998
Descent: Freespace - Silent ThreatInterplay1998
Freespace 2Interplay1999
Red FactionTHQ2001
Summoner 2THQ2002
Red Faction IITHQ2002
The PunisherTHQ2005
Saints RowTHQ2006
Saints Row 2THQ2008
Red Faction: GuerrillaTHQ2009
Red Faction: ArmageddonTHQ2011
Saints Row: The ThirdTHQ2011
Saints Row IVDeep Silver2013

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