Speaking during its latest financial report, THQ Nordic confirmed that developer Volition is working on a brand new Saints Row game. While further details were not announced, the studio is “deep in development” of the title, which will be the first new entry in the ballsy action-adventure series since 2013’s Saints Row IV.
New Saints Row Game Deep In Development
We’ve been expecting a new Saints Row game for a while now, and back prior to E3, it was expected Saints Row 5 would be announced at the event based on a Tweet from Deep Silver back in May. That didn’t happen, obviously, but it looks like a reveal will be happening at some point now we know a game is in the pipeline.
The last Saints Row game pretty embraced the series’ ridiculous nature to its full extent, with players controlling a super powered President of the United States while battling against alien invaders. Indeed, it’s a long way from its humble beginnings as a relatively more grounded Grand Theft Auto clone.
Volition tried its hand at something new in the shape of Agents of Mayhem, although it wasn’t exactly a massive success and is probably not something the studio will revisit anytime soon. In fact, the studio suffered from multiple layoffs following Agents of Mayhem’s launch.
Saints Row IV was released on PlayStation 3, PC, and Xbox 360 back in 2013, and was later ported to current-generation formats two years later. The game was born out of a cancelled Saints Row: The Third expansion, Enter the Dominatrix, and sees players controlling the President of the United States (who also happens to be the leader of the 3rd Street Saints) and battling against aliens using a variety of superpowers. Yes, Saints Row had officially gone bat-shit crazy by this point.
Hopefully we’ll get more news on the new Saints Row game soon.