Following up on its initial release date announcement of February 2022, the Saints Row reboot from Volition has now been delayed to the fiscal year of 2022 to 2023. The announcement was made through the game’s official site, where Volition Chief Creative Officer Jim Boone shared a statement on the game’s status. Head down below for more details on this delay.
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The announcement started with a new release date for the delayed Saints Row reboot, moving it from February 25, 2022 to August 23 of the same year. Boone expands on this statement, saying:
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. 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.
A separate stealth announcement from parent company Embracer Group noted that the game will be delayed to the fiscal year window of 2022 to 2023, but it’s good to know that Volition has shared an actual concrete date.
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