Volition and Deep Silver (who belong to Embracer Group) have pushed the Saints Row reboot back by a significant period.
We saw the delay announcement on Saints Row’s official website, penned by Jim Boone, Volition’s chief creative officer. He wrote, “Saints Row will no longer release on the initially announced date of February 25, 2022. Instead, it will launch worldwide on August 23, 2022. Our priority is to create the best Saints Row game yet and, if we released it 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, to achieve our goal, we’ve settled upon a generous yet essential amount of time to realize 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,” Boone wrote.