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Saints Row has been delayed until August 2022

The game will no longer be released next February

Saints Row has been delayed until August 2022

Saints Row has been delayed until August 2022

Volition and Deep Silver have announced that Saints Row has been delayed until August 23rd 2022, a six-month delay from the game's original February 25th release date.

Saints Row is a reboot of Volition's Saints Row franchise, and in an announcement on the game's official website, Volition's Chief Creative Officer Jim Boone has stated that the company's priority is "to create the best Saints Row game yet", saying that their game would not meet the studio's high standards if they released the game on their original February 25th release date. "The team just need more time to do our vision justice", the studio's update claims. 

Following the lacklustre launch of Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy Definitive Edition, it is clearer than ever that quality matters. The Saints Row franchise started as a GTA-like franchise, making the failure of Rockstar's remastered GTA classics highly relevant. Gamers expect better, and given the age of Grand Theft Auto V, Saints Row has the potential to garner a lot of interest from GTA's fanbase. If Rockstar doesn't release a new game, GTA fans may look elsewhere. 

Below is what Volition's Jim Boone had to say regarding Saints Row's delay into Summer 2022. 

  

   Saints Row will no longer release on the originally announced date of 25th February 2022, instead it will launch worldwide on 23rd August 2022.

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 with you.

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,
Jim

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