Saints Row Creative Director Joins Valve

Steve Jaros leaves Volition for a new position at Valve.

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Steve Jaros, Studio Creative Director at Saints Row developer Volition, is leaving the company for a new job at Valve.

Jaros shared the news today via his Twitter account. "The past 10 years at Volition have been life changing," Jaros said. "I've gotten to work with amazing people and made friends that will last a lifetime. 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 hasn't said what he'll be working on at Valve.

Volition is currently working on a standalone expansion for Saints Row subtitled Gat Out of Hell for PC, 360, PS3, Xbox One, and PS4, as well as a port of Saints Row IV for Xbox One and PS4.

Jaros recently responded to the latest video in Anita Sarkeesian's Tropes vs. Women In Video Games series, which outlines the trope of women used as background decoration in games. Jaros posted a link to the video via Twitter the day after it was released. "This is something we all should be better at," he said. "Yes the original saints Row is listed here. Yes it should be."

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Half Life 3 confirmed. And we've got dildos.

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creative director of half life 3 :P

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This is good news. Hopefully this means that the Saints Row series will finally die.

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Alien Swarm 2 CONFIRMED!!!

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Oh, snap!

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Half Life 3 confirmed! YES! this time with Dubsep guns :D


WHERE'S MY FUCKING DUBSTEP TANK????????

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Dildobats in HL3 confirmed!

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Half-Life 3 will have dildos and anal probes.

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Half Life 4 confirmed oh wai-

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Everyone wants to work at Valve.

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<< LINK REMOVED >> but Valve is so unorganized and all they do now is make mobas and steam cards. Plus they have probably already finished Source 2. I'd rather make my own 3d engine, with blackjack, and hookers.

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"New adventures at Valve Software" . New Adventures .???? Did he just say new F***ING ADVENTURES .??????????? HALF LIFE 3 CONFIRMED !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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i love SR 3/4 so much fun

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doe this mean new Saint Row game canclled in future.

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Valve should outsource HL3 to Gearbox, that way they can make a turd of a game and people will shut up about HL.

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If he is responsible for things like the dubstep gun, that annoying guy with weird voice in SR3, everything in SR4, then GOOD RIDDANCE.


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Valve is hiring up all the top talent.

Interesting.

Doesn't say good things about Volition, though, if he's the guy behind Saints Row. I mean they can still make the game, but if the guy behind those games and what they became leaves the difference is always noticeable.

Maybe this means they'll soon be focusing on something else.

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I wonder why Valve hire people when they don't even make games anymore. Maybe they hired him to teach them how to count to 3.

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Someone missed the L4D3 and Source 2 leaks....

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Valve hired him to create more kinky TF hats.

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Half Life 3 cancelled

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Cool, maybe they'll start a new franchise with great humor like Saint's Row and unlike Portal 2. Dota 2 isn't my kind of game and I tire of multiplayer games after a time, even though the aging TF2 is still great. Could use Left 4 Dead 3 instead of tweaking maps for Source 2 as well. Maybe something sci-fi that'll make us forget about that 3rd game that will never come. I mean, who expects HL3 anymore? Is any of the true crew that created that vibe even around anymore?

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<< LINK REMOVED >> I'll take the clever, subtler humour of Portal 2 over the sophomoric humour of Saint's Row any day.

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Saints Row 4 is coming to XBOXONE & PS4??? I did not know that. Damn. That sucks for me. I just finished playing Saints Row 4 on my XBOX360. I never would have played it if I knew it was coming to the next-gen consoles.


Saints Row 4 with smooth frame-rate would be amazing.

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@Zombie8814 "Saints Row 4 with smooth frame-rate would be amazing."

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Oh great, a talented person that will have gone from making games that release every two years to wasting his talent with a company that doesn't really make games any more at all.

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What is "still make games" for you? rehash the same old shet (aka COD) every single year?

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For some reason I thought this guy had something to do with Freespace, oh well.

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He joins Valve to do what exactly? Build hats? Because L4D3 and Portal 3 are far away. I'm not even going to mention you know what else that everyone and their mother are actually waiting for from them.

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They didn't actually "hire" him, per se. He just sort of showed up one day and started sleeping on the break room couch and nobody bothered to shoo him away.

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Judging by the comments here because he made Saints Row a certain way that means all valve game here on out will be just like Saints Row and cant be any different

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Awe yes. He helped make 4 Saint Row games. This guy can count to 3 and beyond. You know what that means!!!

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