The PC ports of Volition's Saints Row 2
and Red: Faction: Guerrilla
were handled by outside studios, and both suffered quality issues because of it. For the series' next iterations -- Red Faction: Armageddon
(May) and Saints Row: The Third
(Holiday 2011) -- Volition is reclaiming development duties, handling the PC versions in-house alongside the console editions.
"For us, the key thing was making sure the PC version [of Armageddon
] was done in-house," Volition studio manager Eric Barker told Eurogamer
, brushing aside the debate over the fate
of PC gaming. "I can't predict the future, but I'm really happy with how Red Faction: Armageddon
looks on PC. It's beautiful."
"We definitely believe PC games are great, and if they're done right, and done well by a studio, they're phenomenal," he added, before offering his cheeky response to concerns about the prevalence of piracy
on the platform. "Let's make a game that's worth stealing, and then we'll worry about making sure they don't."