During its latest earnings call, publisher THQ Nordic confirmed that a new Saints Row game is in development at series developer Volition. As you may know, Volition hasn't shipped a full game in the series since 2013 when it released Saints Row IV. That said, that should be changing soon. Unfortunately, no further pertinent details are disclosed by THQ Nordic, but this is the first time we've gotten confirmation a new entry in the beloved series is in development, though Volition has teased as much in the past on several occasions.
It's been four years since we last saw the franchise, and six years since we last saw it proper. Meanwhile, we haven't seen or heard anything out of Volition since August 2017, when it released Agents of Mayhem, a game similar to Saints Row (in some ways) and set in its universe, but that critically and commercially flopped. In other words, it isn't very surprising to see it returning to the series it made a name for itself with.
Given that Agents of Mayhem released two years ago means we should be coming up on a reveal of its next project, which we now know is a new Saints Row. Perhaps we will hear more at Gamescom later this month. Or maybe we won't hear about the title until next year. It's hard to tell, but THQ Nordic confirming it to investors does suggest it may have something to show soon. Yet again, THQ Nordic notes it's "deep" in development, which suggests it may not come up for air anytime soon.
Volition is confirmed to be working on a new Saints Row game. It is "the first full entry in the much loved series since the studio released Saints Row IV in 2013", according to THQ Nordic's earnings release. pic.twitter.com/f5s7mvKWfk— Nathan (@DarkDetectiveNL) August 14, 2019
With no new Grand Theft Auto in sight, it's probably a great time for the Saints Row series to return. It suffered a bit of fatigue towards the end, but there's many clamoring for it and a new open-world crime-action game to play.
As always, feel free to leave a comment or two with your thoughts or let me know over on Twitter @Tyler_Fischer_. What do you want to see from a new Saints Row? Should Volition reboot it? Do another spin-off or just make Saints Row V?