A Saints Row delay has caused the game to be moved from its original release date of February 25 to August 23, 2022.
In a post on the Saints Row website, Jim Boone, creative executive at developer Volition, writes: “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’ve put ourselves and what you expect and deserve. 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.”
Boone is open about the fact that the main reason Volition is pushing the date back is due to the disruption it faced when the COVID pandemic started and the team switched to working from home, although Boone is eager to stress, that “everyone adapted very quickly”.
The post also clarifies that no major changes have been made to the game. He says, “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.”
With last summer’s Saints Row trailer marking it as one of the eye-catching games at E3, we’re more than happy to see the Saints’ return stretched a little further if it means the team gets the time it needs to to make the best possible version of the game.
Are you already planning what to pick up next February instead of Saints Row? Check out ours new games guide to see what’s on the horizon.