Wednesday, November 17, 2021
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.
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A Saints Row update from Jim Boone, Chief Creative Officer, VolitionRead More: https://t.co/kSZGtW8N5J pic.twitter.com/zWxJDSi3AE
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