Saints Row, an open world paradise was launched in 2006 and got stuck at the 2013’s Saints Row IV. Now, since 4 years, netizens are questioning about the next chapter of this gangsta thriller? Where’s Saints Row 5?.
Cut To The Chase
Every cloud has a silver lining. In this post, we shall see those linings or reasons which enable the possible release of Saints Row 5 game very soon.
Table of Contents
1. Vague Series
The Saints Row Series never followed the traditional series pattern. In general, games in a series are almost standalone games with a connection of ideas and stories, however, not the complete game. For instance, The first mission pack, Enter the Dominatrix, released in October of 2013 was originally intended as a mission pack for Saints Row: The Third but evolved into the full sequel, Saints Row IV.
In Saints Row Series context, the saints from the Saints Row: The Third became a brand sold (T-shirts, sweatshirts, drinks with symbols). Further, In the fourth part, the main characters swung to the presidential chair. But what’s in the next game (Saints Row 5)? maybe the emperor of a galactic empire or gods?.
Nevertheless, judging by the final of Saints Row IV and its additions, the series will continue to roll in the Saints Row V game.
2. Community-driven Ecosystem
Just like us, the game developers and the publishers lurk on Reddit, Quora, and other gaming community forums. Community forums are the best way to drive sales and profits. One Plus forums are the best example to implement software features asked by the users through OTA updates.
In our context, its been nearly 5 years since the Saints Row IV, its time Volition and Deep Silver take the advantage by releasing the most anticipated game (One Love, Saints!). We shouldn’t deny the fact that all the game developers are taking advantages of the user-preferred systems and mechanics in their games.
This subreddit compiles all the things the gamers are seeking in the next release.
3. Positive Saints Row Director
Scott Phillips was the director of the Saints Row franchise. He is now directing the upcoming Assassin’s Creed Odyssey gaming. Recently, during his interview with Jeff Cork (Game Informer’s Senior Editor), Phillips discussed many different topics including the Saints Row: The Third game.
Jeff Cork asked him what he thinks about the fact that the series has not been back for a while and if it needs more time until it gets back. Phillips replied saying the following: “It’s been quite a few years…uh, I think it would be good if it came back.” The fact that the director thinks it’s time for series to return further reinforces the idea of Saints Row 5.
4. Russian Game Download Listings
Remember the time when we face difficulty in applying the crack to the first pirated release from a foreign source?. Yes, I am talking about the Russian websites that host the downloads, there is also an active community for discussing the latest games. Saints Row 5 is also one of them.
As per Relbox.ru website and other sources, Saints Row 5 is already listed with an undisclosed release date. I know, this one is a less credible reason, but we keep our eyes open as the announcement may happen anytime.
5. Development News (Less Credible Reason)
According to the news, dubbing actor Jay Mohr posted a picture on Twitter, Volition (developer) which cues that Saints Row V is already under development.
Jay Mohr said on Twitter that he was recording a narration for a new series of open world action games in a soundproof room. A photo with six characters was posted under Jay’s Twitter handle.
It is unclear whether Mohr is dubbing the DLC of The Saints Row 4 or the next series, the Saints Row 5. For this reason, foreign media contacted the publisher Deep Silver (who bought the “Saints Row” series and the developer Volition in January 2013), but the company declined to comment.
6. Restructuring At Koch Media
Volition Studio was acquired by Deep Sliver’s parent company, Koch Media, in January 2013. Eight months later, the “Saints Row 4” was released. Eighteen months later, together with High Voltage Software, “The Saints Row 4: Killing Hell was released, but the next project in the studio has not been made public so far.
Mergers and Acquisitions always bring synergies, however, affects a company’s product to some extent. In my opinion, the last was released in 2013, its the same year of the Acquisition deal. The delay of the Saints Row V can be an effect of the restructuring, process and knowledge exchange, etc between these entities.
Not only that, as per a job posting, they are also hiring a senior system designer recently, and they need to have experience in developing “third-person design or action games”. If you develop overload control or vehicle combat, there will be extra points, which may mean Their mysterious new work will be a third person game. There is also a position as a co-producer, asking for “building a world of massive sandbox games.” Further, the “Saints Row” series can evolve into a brand new game.
Saints Row 5 release date is not official yet, we wait and wait. Further, Saints Row 6 can be a rumored aspect as the company is putting additional efforts to reboot the series. However it will be called something else, but not “Saints Row 6”.
Let us conclude the post on a good note by reliving the trailer of the Saints Row IV (as Saints Row 5 Trailer has become a dream) of this crazy yet beautiful game and a facts list video.
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