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Former Volition Studio veterans form new studio, will co-develop Clockwork Revolution

Last year, Embracer Group officially shut down Volition, a long-running studio best known for the Saints Row games. Now, a group of former Volition developers have banded together to start up a new studio, known as Shapeshifter Games. 

Shapeshifter Games is founded by former Volition veterans. The new studio won't be embarking on any solo projects just yet, beginning life as a co-development studio. The team's first project is already on the books too – they'll be teaming up with InXile Entertainment to help produce their next big RPG, Clockwork Revolution.

It turns out this has been in the works for quite some time already. In its own statement, InXile noted that after Volition closed, some of their team, plus some Xbox leads, flew to Illinois, where Volition was based, and began discussing the idea of co-developing on their new game.

Clockwork Revolution is a big game for InXile, moving on from the CRPG genre the studio is primarily known for. Clockwork Revolution in many ways appears to be a next-gen successor to BioShock Infinite, set in a Steampunk world that carries a similar vibe to the city in BioShock Infinite.

Clockwork Revolution was announced last year but we do not have a release date yet. The game will be launching for PC and Xbox Series X/S when it does eventually arrive.

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KitGuru Says: Microsoft has worked with co-development studios on many projects over the years. The other big on-going example of this is Perfect Dark, which has Crystal Dynamics on-board as a support studio. 

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