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The Punisher Released

Volition released The Punisher for PS2, Xbox, and PC. It was the first time Volition released a title for all three platforms simultaneously. The Punisher featured over 100 unique kills, and an innovative interrogation system, which allowed players to control how much fear and pain they inflicted on their opponents.

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Volition Moves Offices

In June of 2004 we moved to our brand new office space, constructed especially for us. We are the lead tenant in the One Main Plaza building, right in downtown Champaign. The building also houses restaurants, stores and luxury condos.

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Red Faction Released

After releasing in May, it became the #1 selling PS2 game in North America for three weeks, and has since gone on to sell over two million copies worldwide. Red Faction featured our patented Geo-Mod technology, using real-time, physics-based destruction for the first time in a video game.

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Summoner Released

Summoner was released for the PS2. It was the first of five games that Volition ultimately made for the PS2. Summoner was the first PS2 game from a North American developer to be shown to the press, and it ended up being the #7 launch title in terms of overall…

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Volition Acquired by THQ

Volition was acquired by THQ, a publicly-traded California company, giving Volition more financial stability, leaving us free to take on new challenges and pursue the games that we really wanted to create.

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Freespace 2 Released

Volition shipped FreeSpace 2 a month early, a feat unheard-of in an industry plagued by high-profile games that are late coming to market. FreeSpace 2 received many industry awards, including Sim of the Year and Game of the Year honors from many well-respected industry news sources.

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Volition is Born

By mutual agreement of its founders, Parallax split into two closely-affiliated companies, Volition Inc. and Outrage Entertainment. Volition continued Parallax’s work on FreeSpace, an ambitious space action game with advanced mission structure and excellent hardware support.

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Tuesday, August 16, 2022
Check out the latest news straight outta Santo Ileso – and we are working our way from the ground up! You and your friends are about to form, not ...
Tuesday, August 16, 2022
Check out the latest news straight outta Santo Ileso – and we are working our way from the ground up! You and your friends are about to form, not ...
Tuesday, September 12, 2017
Ever wonder what it’s like to work in the video game industry? Now’s your chance to learn from the experts. Meet the Minds behind the Mayhem as pro...
Monday, August 14, 2017
Come play Agents of Mayhem and hang out with Volition devs on Friday August 18 at One Main Plaza, just outside of Big Grove Tavern from 5-10pm! Fin...
Monday, April 03, 2017
Following LEGION’s global attack, Persephone Brimstone founded the organization MAYHEM. Funded by Ultor, these uniquely skilled Agents from a...
Wednesday, September 21, 2016
Are you in the Champaign, IL area and want to check out Agents of Mayhem? We’ll have playable kiosks at the Pygmalion 2016 festival this week! Thur...