Saints Row returned to the gaming scene final month and its reception has let down Volition proprietor, Embrace Group. Saints Row is likely one of the most beloved franchises in gaming and has lengthy been seen as a direct competitor to Grand Theft Auto. Of course, it would not function fairly the identical manufacturing worth of Rockstar’s franchise, however it’s the closest factor the collection has to a rival. Saints Row made a reputation for itself by embracing a wacky tone and centering round an evolving gang often known as the Saints. The collection finally took with regards to issues like superheroes and aliens, making it onerous for a fifth game to ever launch as there was no logical subsequent step for the franchise.
Earlier this 12 months, the collection returned with a reboot merely titled Saints Row. It was sadly slammed for its buggy launch, lackluster story, and outdated gameplay that left followers eager for extra. The workforce continues to be working to repair some bugs, however its legacy as been a bit tainted. When talking to traders (through Stephen Totilo), Embracer Group CEO Lars Wingefors spoke about how the reception to the game saddened him and he had hoped for extra from the title. He did specific a considerably constructive outlook, noting that the game would earn cash, although not as a lot as the corporate had hoped for.
“Personally I had hoped for a greater reception of the game,” stated Wingefors. “It’s been a very polarized view. […] There is a lot of things that could be said and details around it. I’m happy to see a lot of gamers and fans happy. At the same time I’m a bit sad to see also fans not happy. It’s difficult. I think we need to wait until the quarterly report in November to have more details.”
As of proper now, it is unclear what the way forward for Saints Row seems to be like? Will there be a sequel? Will Volition attempt to carry again the OG crew that followers love a lot to attempt to course right? It’s actually unknown, nevertheless it’s onerous to think about that that is how such an enormous collection dies.
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