Volition Inc., the creator of the Saints Row franchise, intends to add 100 people to its team and remodel its offices in Champaign, Illinois.
The company's plans were revealed as a result of its application to the City of Champaign for financial assistance with the remodelling. Volition is seeking $200,000 for the building work and $1,000 for each new employee to offset the cost of its plans, otherwise it will consider seeking another location outside of the city's expensive downtown area.
A meeting of the City Council will take place today, and the importance of Volition's team to the businesses that surround its office means it will be inclined to reach a compromise.
According to a memo sent to the City Council - obtained by the Illinois newspaper The News Gazette - the push for the most cost effective solution to Volition's expansion plans came directly from Deep Silver/Koch Media, which acquired the studio when its former parent company, THQ, went bust.
This is a clear indication that Volition will continue to operate as a AAA studio despite the tumult of the last few years. If all goes according to the plans outlined in the memo, the company will soon have a team of 300 people.