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Saints Row Pushed Back Until August 2022 Due to COVID

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Saints Row Pushed Back Until August 2022 Due to COVID

Earlier today, Volition Chief Creative Officer Jim Boone released a statement updating fans on the progress of the company’s upcoming reboot of the Saints Row franchise. In the press release, he revealed that they would be pushing the release date back from Feb. 25, 2022, to Aug. 23, 2022.

Boone went into detail stating that the pandemic has significantly affected the development of Saints Row and that while they wanted to release it on the original date, it wouldn’t be fair to fans or employees to do so under the current conditions. You can read the full statement for yourself below:

Saints Row will no longer release on the originally announced date of 25th February 2022, instead it will launch worldwide on 23rd August 2022.

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.

As mentioned when we announced Saints Row in August, this will be the biggest and best Saints Row game ever and, in order to achieve our goal, we’ve settled upon a generous, yet essential amount of time to realise 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.

Keep it strange,

Saints Row is set to release on Xbox Series X|S, PS5, Xbox One, and PS4. Be sure to check back to Twinfinite for more possible updates on the game’s release in the coming months.

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Andrew McMahon

Andrew was Twinfinite's Features Editor from 2020 through until March 2023 and wrote for the site from 2018. He has wandered around with a Bachelor's Degree in Communications sitting in his back pocket for a while now, all the while wondering what he is going to do for a career. Luckily, video games have always been there, especially as his writing career progresses.
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