If you were looking forward to taking to the streets again and creating a name for yourself and your family in Saints Row restart early in 2022, we have some bad news: it has been pushed back. And also a good distance.
In a message on Twitter in the wee hours of the morning, Volition’s creative director, Jim Boone, noted that the game will move from its scheduled release date of February 25, 2022, to the new Summer Castle on August 23, 2022.
Stop us if you’ve heard this before, but the developers say the delay is made so the team can better fine-tune the quality of the experience and make the overall game a little better.
“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,” the statement reads. “The team just needs more time to make our vision fair; we’re making some tweaks and there will not be much change in the game outside of the overall quality and polish.”
The developer then goes on to note that complications due to the Coivd-19 pandemic have also affected the development plan, and because of that, the team needs a little more time to complete the “biggest and best Saints Row game ever”.
Don’t worry if you like what you’ve seen of the game so far; this is not a big overhaul. Rather, it’s just a delay aimed at polishing the game. “Rest assured 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,” notes the post.
This newly launched and more toned down version of Saints Row was unveiled during gamescom Opening Night Live, and follows the exploits of a group of friends who embark on their own criminal endeavor in an attempt to become Self Made. It looks pretty promising, and is exactly the kind of reboot the series needed, at least according to Alex in our Saints Row preview.
According to this new delay, Saints Row will be released on August 23 on PC via Epic Games Store, PS4, PS5, Xbox One and Xbox Series X / S.