Deep Silver and Volition today confirmed that Saints Row has officially been postponed. The restart of Volition on Saints Row is now set to arrive on August 23, 2022, seven months after the originally planned arrival date of February 25, 2022.
Jim Boone, Volition’s chief creative officer, announced the delay about that Saints Row Twitter account. In one (n extended post on the Saints Row website Boone admitted the team misjudged the impact the COVID-19 pandemic had on Saints Row’s development.
“Our priority is to make the best Saints Row game yet, and if we released it on the original date it wouldn’t live up to the standards we have set for ourselves that you expect and deserve,” wrote Boone. “The team just needs more time to live up to our vision; We’re doing some fine-tuning and other than general quality and tweaking, not much will change in the game.
“To be honest, we underestimated the impact of COVID on our schedule, even though everyone adjusted very quickly to the home office arrangement and continued to be incredibly productive.
“Rest assured, there will be no changes to the story or the characters or anything that we have lovingly imagined and shared with you over the past few years.
“For the past two years, every corner of the entertainment industry has been hit in one way or another. As gamers, we know what it feels like to have delayed something you’ve been looking forward to for a long time. it’s frustrating and you are disappointed. But we also know it was worth the wait when we finally get your hands on Saints Row. Getting this right is our absolute priority. “
Screenshots of the restart of Saints Row
The restart of Volitions Saints Row was first revealed during the Opening Night Live Showcase at Gamescom 2021. Set in a new city inspired by the American Southwest, Saints Row will be the first new game in the series since 2013’s Saints Row 4.
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