Saints Row delayed until August 2022

Deep Silver and Volition have today confirmed that Saints Row has been officially delayed. Volition’s Saints Row reboot is now expected to arrive on August 23, 2022, seven months later than the originally scheduled arrival date of February 25, 2022.

The creative director of Volition, Jim Boone, announced the delay via Saints Row Twitter account. In an extended post on the Saints Row website, Boone admitted that the team misjudged the impact the COVID-19 pandemic would ultimately have on Saints Row’s development.

“Our priority is to create the best Saints Row game yet, and if we released on the original date, it would not be up to the standards we have set ourselves and that you expect and deserve,” Boone wrote. “The team just needs more time to make our vision fair; we make some tweaks and there will not be much change in the game outside of the overall quality and polishing.

“Honestly, we underestimated the impact COVID would have on our schedule, even though everyone adapted very quickly to work from home and continued to be incredibly productive.

“Be assured that there will be no changes in the story or the characters or anything that we have lovingly imagined over the last few years and have already shared with you.

“Over the past two years, all corners of the entertainment industry have been / are affected in one way or another. As gamers ourselves, we know what it feels like to have something delayed that you have 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 is our absolute priority to get this right. ”

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Volition’s Saints Row reboot was first unveiled during the Opening Night Live showcase at Gamescom 2021. Saints Row, located in a new city inspired by the American Southwest, will be the first new game in the series since 2013’s Saints Row 4.

Luke is game editor at IGN’s office in Sydney. You can find him on Twitter every few days @MrLukeReilly. He loves Red Faction. Do not ask him about Saints Row.

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