Zoals je eerder vandaag kon lezen heeft THQ de ontwikkelaar Volition -de maker van Freespace en Descent- overgenomen.

Natuurlijk zijn de fans dan benieuwd wat ze dan in de toekomst hiervan kunnen verwachten. Het resultaat:Nothing boldfaces that times are changing more than publishers snapping up game studios, and long-time franchises being tossed aside in lieu of new properties. So when news hit the streets that THQ had acquired Descent and Freespace creator, Champaign, Ill.-based Volition, fans raised concerns about the fate of those popular franchises.En dan nu het ergste... Bereid je voor...

Their fears were not unfounded.

In a letter posted on the Volition website, Volition president Michael Kulas detailed what the future holds for his team, and it is not Freespace and Descent. Game publisher Interplay holds the rights to both franchises, and Volition has no plans to create sequels to either game, although it is possible one-time sister studio Outrage might be tapped to create a Descent sequel. Instead, Volition will continue forward with its action RPG, Summoner, and its first-person shooter, Red Faction, both for the PC and PS2. In addition, THQ has also purchased Parallax Online and will continue support of all titles. Outrage... Er is nog hoop...