In a post on
the Saints Row Website
, Volition Chief Creative Officer Jim Boone announces
a delay to the next Saints Row
game. The reboot of the open-world action
series was previously due on February 25th, but it is now expected precisely 280
days from now on August 23rd. It sounds like we should expect the game to be
perfect when it arrives, as the statement says the delay is just to fine-tune
Saints Row will no longer release on the originally
announced date of 25th February 2022, instead it will launch worldwide on 23rd
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 realise 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
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,