Volition Delays Saints Row Reboot To August 2022

Publisher Deep Silver and developer Volition have announced that they have delayed the upcoming Saints Row reboot from its previously planned release date of 25 February 25 2022.

Saints Row will now launch on 23 August 2021 on PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X, and PC via Epic Games Store.

Essentially, the reason for the delay is an expected one; that the developer needs more time to polish the game and how much development was impacted by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The Saints Row reboot was originally announced back in August 2021 after months of rumours and speculation.

The full statement from Volition chief creative officer Jim Boone reads:

Saints Row will no longer release on the originally announced date of February 25, 2022, instead it will launch worldwide on August 23, 2022.

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.

In all honesty, we underestimated the impact COVID would have on our schedule, although everyone adapted very quickly to the working from home arrangement and continued to be incredibly productive.

However, due to the size and scope of our new Saints Row, it’s become apparent that to create the best game possible, we need to give our team longer to perfect their craft.

As mentioned when we announced Saints Row in August, this will be the biggest and best Saints Row game ever and, in order to achieve our goal, we’ve settled upon a generous, yet essential amount of time to realize our ambitions.

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. 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.

Keep it strange,
Jim

 

Author: Alleef Ashaari

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