Saints Row Reboot Has Been Delayed

Saints Row Reboot Has Been Delayed

Matt Lorrigan

Developer Volition has announced that the upcoming Saints Row reboot has been delayed until August 2022.

The open-world crim-sim was originally due to launch on 25th February 2022, but has been pushed back until 23rd August, in order to help “create the best Saints Row game yet”, according to chief creative officer Jim Boone.

“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.”

Boone also cites the impact of COVID-19 on production, and despite staff adjusting quickly to working from home, the team needed longer given the “size and scope” of the new Saints Row.

The new style and tone of this Saints Row reboot has drawn some ire from a vocal number of fans, but Boone seems to make it clear that the delay has nothing to do with any backlash the developer has received, saying that “rest assured, there will not be any changes to the story or the characters or anything that we’ve lovingly imagined over the last few years and already shared with you.”

“Over the past two years, all corners of the entertainment industry have been affected/impacted in one way or another,” Boone continues. “As gamers ourselves, we know what it feels like to have something delayed which you’ve been looking forward to; it’s frustrating and you feel disappointed. But we also know that when we finally get Saints Row in your hands, it will have been worth the wait. It’s our absolute priority to get this right.”

Saints Row will now be launching on PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, and PC on 23rd August 2022.

  • ...and on that day, nothing of value was lost. They can make all the excuses they want but we all know the real reason for the delay is because this game has been received about as well as a violent bout of diarrhoea so they're having to retool it.
  • No delay can save this train wreck of a game, they've effectively stripped it off everything that made Saints Row unique, and with them saying they're not making any changes to what they revealed, it's clear it will still be a mess.

    I bet anything if they decided to do a remaster of Saints Row 2 and release that alongside this game, the remaster would sell far better.
  • Boo-hoo!
  • In the words of Jeremy Clarkson: "Oh no! Anyway...".
  • I seem to be the only one actually waiting for the game ... :(
    Don't get the criticism. For me it looks like SR2, which I consider the best one. Of course if you rather like the total crazyness of SR4, you won't consider it a SR game ... but who does. :D
  • lol at blaming Covid. That excuse has sailed. You had plenty of time to "adjust" by the time you announced the game and shared a release date.
  • Everyone on planet Earth can now just blame covid for their incompetence.
  • They can just can it too. SR got big thanks to SR3 craziness and fuck politics humor
  • Good luck trying to save Hipster Avenue from the trash heap. Can’t believe how badly they have messed this game up.
  • Too many games were coming out in February anyway. What with Elden Ring and Horizon Forbidden West coming out within a week of each other it would have been more believable that those to juggernauts are why the game was pushed back. Can't make money with games like those as your competition.
  • I'm predicting this will sink like a stone after the first 2-3 weeks and be forgotten in a couple of months like a bad fart, because no-one wants this woke trash - especially after the despicable way the devs have treated their critics.
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