Saints Row was originally targeting a February 2022 release date. However, Deep Silver and Volition have decided to delay the game until August 23rd, 2022.
According to Jim Boone, Chief Creative Officer at Volition, the team needs more time in order to finish the game.
“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.”
This delay is mostly due to COVID-19. Volition claims that they underestimated the impact COVID would have on their schedule. The team also claims that it will use this extra time in order to fine-tune the game, and that there won’t be any major change in it outside of overall quality and polish.
Saints Row will be a third-person action game, and promises to have the most in-depth character creator in any Saints game. Furthermore, it will have more voices than any other Saints Row game for The Boss. Volition has claimed that there will be eight voices to choose from (4 male and 4 female voices).
Players will be able to save their custom cars in a garage. As the devs noted, vehicle customization is huge in Saints Row, with more options than ever before. Moreover, the game will support co-op. However, it won’t support cross-play between different platforms.
Stay tuned for more!