Volition creative director Steve Jaros jumps over to Valve

The creative director behind Saints Row IV and Saints Row: Gat Out Of Hell has left Volition to join Valve Software.

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Volition creative director Steve Jaros announced yesterday he will no longer be a part of the company, instead moving on to hopefully bigger and better things at Valve Software.

News of Jaros’ departure came from the man himself yesterday afternoon within a series of tweets published on his personal Twitter account. “The past 10 years at Volition have been life changing,” Jaros wrote. “I’ve gotten to work with amazing people and made friends that will last a life time. I’m super proud of the work we did on Saints Row, and am excited for what Volition does in the future, but it’s time for me to move on. I’m looking forward to new adventures at Valve Software.”

Jaros was the creative director for Saints Row IV and the upcoming Saints Row: Gat Out Of Hell. He didn’t go into specifics as to what will happen to the upcoming Saints Row title, although we think it’s safe to assume development of the title will go on without his creative input. We're hoping it'll live up to the expectations that Saints Row IV set. If it doesn't, then we'll all be keeping a close eye on what Jaros does for Valve as we would certainly be interested in seeing what he comes up with.

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    September 15, 2014 1:30 PM

    Daniel Perez posted a new article, Volition creative director Steve Jaros jumps over to Valve.

    The creative director behind Saints Row IV and Saints Row: Gat Out Of Hell has left Volition to join Valve Software.

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      September 15, 2014 1:34 PM

      Saints as playable characters in L4D3

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      September 15, 2014 2:53 PM

      FREESPACE 3 CONFIRMED!

      /had to.

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        September 15, 2014 3:02 PM

        They were working on some space game weren't they?

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          September 15, 2014 3:09 PM

          There was mention of it, but there's a lot of stuff going on internal to Valve that will never see the light of day.

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        September 15, 2014 3:11 PM

        It's the only thing with a 3 in the name Valve is committed to working on.

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          September 16, 2014 12:00 AM

          Freespace 2: Episode 1? Good new is that it should be only a couple months after that before Episode 2 is released, since episodic gaming speeds up the release cycle significantly. Episode 2's cliffhanger ending will be resolved in Episode 3, which luckily for us will be released in record time.

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      September 15, 2014 3:04 PM

      Aww :(

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      September 15, 2014 3:14 PM

      Dubstep Gun in Portal 3

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      September 15, 2014 8:20 PM

      Why did Valve just hire a creative director?

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        September 15, 2014 9:19 PM

        best way to compete when you aren't making games is stop everyone else from making games!

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        September 15, 2014 10:27 PM

        To direct their creativity towards Half-Life 3 instead of new hats

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        September 15, 2014 11:32 PM

        They've done it before with people like Doug Church and Clint Hocking.

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        September 16, 2014 10:00 AM

        Presumably he has some other tangible skill like writing or level design, too.

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      September 15, 2014 11:07 PM

      You guys really need to figure out your header pictures. The creative director here is totally doing a Busey.

      http://chattypics.com/files/buseyPNG_xb68is4wpn.png