New Saints Row Game Is Officially On The Way
Saints Row IV was released back in 2013 and now it looks like the series could be on its way back - a financial report released by Austrian video game publisher THQ Nordic has revealed that developer Volition is working on a new entry to the franchise, and has been doing so for some time.
The report claims that 'Volition is deep in development of a brand-new Saints Row game'. Sounds pretty conclusive.
Looks like the cabbit is finally out of the bag, with @THQNordic announcing we are deep in development on the next big, bold, and very badass #SaintsRow game!https://t.co/fopjSMvNHS
- Volition (@DSVolition) August 14, 2019
However, it seems that, despite Volition promising a 'big, bold and very badass' game, fans are torn about the news. One person commented: "Saints Row isn't Saints Row anymore...you should focus on an Agents Of Mayhem Battle Royale".
More positively, another added: "Just give us the clothes customisation and fighting styles like Saints Row 2, the character customisation of Saints Row 3 and 4 and it will be an instant hit," while a third tweeted: "I am SUPER excited!"
When another fan asked whether Cabbit would be making an appearance, Volition responded simply saying: "We can't reveal ANY details (yet)." Promising.
Another excited fan wrote: "Wow god does exist I hope we'll be getting an SR2 or SR3 esque game. Loved SR4 and Gat out of Hell but SR2 and SR3 were the s**t."
In agreement with the previous comment, someone else said: "They haven't been good since 1&2. 3 went from street gangs to corporate s**t. 4 literally had Aliens in and you were in a bulls**t simulation all game apart from when you were on the ship.
"Gat out of Hell.... yea just cba even talk about that one. Please get back to the roots."
Unlike what people keep saying, make it like 3&4 both of those games were amazing
- Arturo Fernández (@arfelo11) August 14, 2019
THQ Nordic also revealed that it has 'entrusted Dambuster Studios with the Dead Island franchise, bringing the development of this key franchise to one of our internal studios'.
The publisher added: "We have a solid game release schedule and many marketing activities ahead - most notably Gamescom that will take place next week.
"Again, I would like to send my thanks to all of our customers, colleagues, and business partners for contributing to the prosperity and success of our family. We are now close to 2,500 people that daily make it all happen. I'm looking forward to our most exciting years ever ahead of us."
Featured Image Credit: Volition