Volition, Inc. is an American based video game developer, based in Champaign, Illinois. The company was created when Parallax Software was split in two led by Mike Kulas in November 1996. The other half was the now-defunct Outrage Entertainment who developed Descent 3 and Alter Echo.
With Interplay Entertainment as a publisher, Volition Inc. developed the FreeSpace series of space simulation computer games. As Interplay tumbled towards bankruptcy, THQ acquired Volition in September 2000. Since then, Volition Inc. has developed several acclaimed titles including the Red Faction series, The Summoner series, The Punisher, and the Saints Row series.
After the studio was purchased by Koch Media's video game label Deep Silver, Volition was now changed to Deep Silver Volition and had officially stated no longer working on the Red Faction franchise any more.