The Saints Row reboot has officially been delayed from its original release date in February 2022 to August 2022.
Jim Boone, Chief Creative Officer at Deep Silver Volition, announced the delay in an official post earlier today. Boone admitted that COVID had a huge impact on the Saints Row team, and they just need more time to fine-tune the experience:
Our priority is to create the best Saints Row game yet and, if we released on the original date, it wouldn’t be up to the standards we’ve set ourselves, and that you’re expecting and deserve. The team just need more time to do our vision justice; we’re doing some fine tuning and there won’t be much change in the game outside of overall quality and polish.”
The whole statement can be seen here.
Originally announced during Gamescom 2021, the Saints Row reboot allows players to create their own “gang” boss character. “As the future Boss, with Neenah, Kevin, and Eli by your side, you’ll form The Saints – and take on Los Panteros, The Idols, and Marshall as you build your empire across the streets of Santo Ileso and battle for control of the city. Ultimately Saints Row is the story of a start-up company, it’s just that the business The Saints are in happens to be crime.”
The original Saints Row was released in 2006; Saints Row 2 was released two years later in 2008 and Saints Row: The Third came out in 2011. Then, the intergalactic Saints Row IV was released in 2013.
Saints Row will now be available on August 23, 2022, for PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, and PC via the Epic Games Store.
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