Saints Row reboot delayed to late 2022 due to time constraints

After turning a lot of heads earlier this year, Deep Silver just confirmed that the Saints Row reboot will be delayed by at least half a year.

In a GTA VI-less world, a new Saints Row game would have been perfect. The GTA-like series has always been one of the best alternatives to Rockstar's long-running franchise while also offering a similar flavor of game. This is why fans were happy to know that the Saints Row reboot was going to release as soon as February 2022.

Interestingly enough, the delay comes after the backlash following the GTA Trilogy's release.

Unfortunately, it appears that Deep Silver Volition needs a bit more time to work on the game.

Deep Silver delays Saints Row reboot because it "needs more time"

If it's any consolation, the delay means that the Saints Row reboot is going to release with minimal problems.

It's not unusual for studios to delay games, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic. The ongoing global problem has forced developers to adjust their timelines and delay games by a few months to a year, if not longer. It just so happens that the latest victim is the upcoming Saints Row reboot.

Deep Silver first announced the new Saints Row game earlier this year with more details dropping in the weeks after, such as DLC info and some leaked gameplay footage. It all appeared that Saints Row was going to hit its initial February 2022 release date.

However, according to parent company Embracer Group's latest financial report, Saints Row will now release anytime between the end of March 2022 and the start of April 2023. Meanwhile, in a statement on Twitter, Deep Silver gave Saints Row a new August 2022 release window.

Chief Creator Officer at Volition, Jim Boone, explained that the development team needs "more time" to do their vision of the game justice. He added that the studio is "doing some fine-tuning and there won't be much change in the game outside of overall quality and polish." Boone then ends the letter by apologizing to fans and assuring them that the studio believes that the delay "is the right decision to make sure that the game is f$#%ing awesome when it launches."

What is perhaps the most interesting part is the other details included in the financial report from Embracer Group. The report reveals that all Embracer Group subsidiaries will release a total of 25 "AAA" games before March 2026. In addition to Saints Row, many believe that this list includes the Borderlands spin-off and a new Brother in Arms game, among several others.

In the meantime, fans can replay the older Saints Row games on their Xbox Series S/X and enjoy improved resolutions, among others.

Ray Ampoloquio
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