The Saints Row reboot which was originally supposed to release in February of the next year has now been delayed to August 23, 2022. The reason given for the delay is that the developer needs more time to do final touch-ups and polishes to overall quality.
The Chief Creative Officer of Volition, Jim Boone released a statement on the Saints Row official website 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 needs 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.
Boone also added some more factors that contributed to the delay, such as the ongoing pandemic. He also assured the fans that there will be no changes made to the story or characters and the team behind the game expects this to be the “best Saints Row game ever.”
Saints Row first came into the gaming world in 2006, and after the great reception of the original game, three more sequels were released, with a remaster of Saints Row: The Third following in 2020. The series allows players to explore an open world where they can complete main and side missions revolving around a street gang, 3rd Street Saints, based in the Saint’s Row district.