The Half Elf wrote on Aug 16, 2017, 06:53:
Beamer wrote on Aug 16, 2017, 06:40:
The Half Elf wrote on Aug 15, 2017, 22:42:
Osc8r wrote on Aug 15, 2017, 21:39:
The Half Elf wrote on Aug 15, 2017, 20:25:
Osc8r wrote on Aug 15, 2017, 19:32:
Instead of making Saints Row 5 - they make whatever this trash is?
They don't have the Saints Row IP dumbass.
Uh, it has playable characters from previous saints row games and is built in the same universe.
Then there's this little snippet straight from their official steam page:
What is Agents of Mayhem?
Agents of MAYHEM is the latest open-world, third-person action game from the creators of the Saints Row franchise!
-edit- Oh, and i think you will find their parent company owns both volition and the saints row ip.
Yes the game is set in the same universe, and yes the Publisher Deep Silver now owns the right to Saints Row IP, it doesn't mean that they are going to put out another game with the same IP. Especially considering SR4 wasn't all that good or sold well.
I mean, there's a lot wrong with your post:
* Yes, Deep Silver owns Saints Row. It also owns Volition. So, therefore, Volition does own the IP, because their parent company does.
* SR4 has an 86% on Metacritic, would imply that it actually was "all that good."
* SR4 sold a million copies in its first week, which would imply it sold fairly well.
Volition doesn't own SHIT. The Publisher Deep Silver does. And you're saying there is a lot wrong in my post?!?
Deep Silver owns Volition, and unless something in the gaming universe changed, if the company that owns you says "make X game" that's what you do.
And a million copies is good for the first week, hell it's even great, but long term it didn't have the staying power of Saints Row 3. And overall received a 75% to 86% metacritic score depending on which system.
You can get angry, but your post was still wrong:
* Deep Silver owns Violition. Deep Silver owns Saints Row. The two are still together. They were bought together, and Violition owns as much of SR as it did before, in that it's inside the same conglomerate
* Deep Silver did not pay nearly $25M for Saints Row and Violition to keep them apart
* Saints Row 4 has an 86% on the PC on Metacritic. Objectively, that isn't "not very good"
* Saints Row 4 sales figures aren't released, but it sold a million in the first week. Objectively, that isn't "didn't sell well"
SR4 did fine commercially and critically. Deep Silver bought the two as a package because it feels there's more to do. Violition likely did something different because, after over a decade of Saints Row games, they wanted to flex different creative muscles. Doing the same thing for a decade gets tedious, and you need a break.