Saints Row Reboot Technical Art Director Joins Xbox Game Studios' Undead Labs - NewsWilliam D'Angelo , posted on 27 November 2021 / 1,714 Views
Mitri Van, who was working at developer Volition as a Technical Art Director on the Saints Row reboot, has joined Undead Leads as a Principal Technical Artist. This was spotted by Twitter user Klobrille on Van's LinkedIn profile.
Undead Leads is part of Xbox Game Studios and is working on State of Decay 3, which was announced during the Xbox Games Showcase in July 2020 for the Xbox Series X|S and PC.
"Saints Row will no longer release on the originally announced date of February 25, 2022, instead it will launch worldwide on August 23, 2022," said Volition chief creative officer Jim Boone at the time.
"Our priority is to create the best Saints Row game yet and, if we released on the original date, it wouldn’t be up to the standards we’ve set ourselves, and that you’re expecting and deserve. The team just need more time to do our vision justice; we’re doing some fine tuning and there won’t be much change in the game outside of overall quality and polish."
The Technical Art Director at Volition (Saints Row 5) joins Undead Leads as a Principal Technical Artist.— Klobrille (@klobrille) November 27, 2021
The Xbox Game Studio has grown significantly since the release of State of Decay 2 to prepare for State of Decay 3, now at about 100 employees.
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