Volition working on new Saints Row game

Jawmuncher

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Gonna just say i'm a bit disappointed. Was hoping Volition would either go back to Red Faction or do something else.
Though I suppose Agents of Mayhem underperforming forced them back into their old money maker.

Hopefully the newest title is fresh and goes with one of the endings in Gat out of Hell.
Particularly this one,
 

Zips

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1. I wonder how that studio is right now after the mass layoffs a number of years back. I know that some of the old team returned recently (including one of the original founders), so that's a positive sign.

2. Please at least be better than Agents of Mayhem.

Edit: Ah... right... THQ.
 

Mr. Tibbs

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Gonna just say i'm a bit disappointed. Was hoping Volition would either go back to Red Faction or do something else.
Yeah, they're a talented developer, but I would've preferred it if they had taken a longer break from the Saint's Row universe, especially since Agents of Mayhem wasn't exactly a brand new IP. Hopefully they're given enough time and resources to make an entry that evolves the series in a meaningful way.
 

Violence Jack

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Thank God we finally got an official announcement. Gat Out of Hell just wasn't enough, and SR4 is one of my favorite games ever. I can't wait to see what direction they plan to take the series in.
 

flaxknuckles

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It must be the other AAA game along with Dead Island 2 that Deep Silver’s putting out next year. I hope it gets revealed soon because I am fucking itching over here.
 

Shiba

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Gonna just say i'm a bit disappointed. Was hoping Volition would either go back to Red Faction or do something else.
Though I suppose Agents of Mayhem underperforming forced them back into their old money maker.

Hopefully the newest title is fresh and goes with one of the endings in Gat out of Hell.
Particularly this one,
Wasn’t a new Red Faction accidentally leaked? Might even be revealed at gamescom.
 

Silver-Streak

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Gonna just say i'm a bit disappointed. Was hoping Volition would either go back to Red Faction or do something else.
Though I suppose Agents of Mayhem underperforming forced them back into their old money maker.

Hopefully the newest title is fresh and goes with one of the endings in Gat out of Hell.
Particularly this one,
I hate to have to be the one to break this to you, but Agents of Mayhem was literally based off this ending.


Agents of Mayhem was their not-so-secret Saints Row reboot.
 
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DarkDetective

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Volition employed 148 people (of which 132 direct developers) shortly after Koch Media was bought by THQ Nordic. However, Agents of Mayhem was already released before that acquisition, so they didn't have the rights to use the Red Faction IP back then (unless some special deal between Deep Silver and THQ Nordic was made at the time). So this makes most sense, and it's happening. This is most likely one of the two AAA games that is coming out before March 2021. I wonder if it will have a cross-gen release.
 

Jawmuncher

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Wow. Has it really been that long?
Technically, Agents of Mayhem is in the Saints Row Universe (With more than just cursory nods
I hate to have to be the one to break this to you, but Agents of Mayhem was literally based off this ending.


Agents of Mayhem was their not-so-secret Saints Row reboot.
I beat Agents of Mayhem lol. When I say using that ending, I mean keeping it modern times and doing the whole “bad cop” angle. That’s on me for not being more specific.
 

Natiko

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About time. I hope it’s good. Never did get around to playing Agents of Maybem since I heard nothing but negative feedback.
 

Technesis

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Have they actually come out and said it now ? They said they have been working on something for a while now but never outed it was Saints Row (even though we all knew it was).
 

fontguy

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I feel like this series’ time has passed, and unless they’re retracing their steps to achieve something closer to SR2, then I certainly don’t want it.
 

FluxWaveZ

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Not surprising, but it needs to have a clear direction. And I think that also means it can't devolve further into a parody of itself. Regardless of one's opinions of where the series went (I'm on the side that SR2 was the peak with its balance between humor and drama), the escalation of absurdity wouldn't be able to maintain itself past SR4. They need to scale things back.
 

Zero-ELEC

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Friendly reminder that THQ held an AMA on 8chan (now defunct website known for being delisted off Google because of all the child abuse material), and at least one THQ executive felt perfectly comfortable responding to posts that contained drawn underage girls being groped and homophobic slurs~
 

flaxknuckles

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Not surprising, but it needs to have a clear direction. And I think that also means it can't devolve further into a parody of itself. Regardless of one's opinions of where the series went (I'm on the side that SR2 was the peak with its balance between humor and drama), the escalation of absurdity wouldn't be able to maintain itself past SR4. They need to scale things back.
I already see it now. A piano riff plays and then a gangster jumps out of a helicopter with dildo bat rotor blades and powers bombs a purple ninja turtle into gibs. The Saints Row Episode Five logo shows up and the trailer ends.
 

ColdSun

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I'd be down for some more SR3. Not so much SR4. Either way, I'm glad they're making a proper Saints Row and not something along the lines of AoM.
 

Stiler

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They really need to do something different, move away from the futuristic/super over the top stuff imo, the last ones felt like Crackdown in terms of setting and it really didn't help it.

I'd love to see one that goes back more to being about the gangs and coming up in one/starting out, etc. You can still have the comedy and weirdness but just dial it back to where it's more Boyz n the Hood and a little less Pootie Tang.
 

ColdSun

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A saints row time traveling game? I'd be so in. Saints Row Western portion? Old England. So in.
 

bulletyen

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Gang bangers are now out of style, I wonder what the saints will manifest themselves as this time. I wouldn't mind cops, but I'm done with the old characters. I hope it's a hard reboot without any of the old characters which I loved at some point but have been played out.

Personally I would like to see the Saints become a group of underworld assassins ala John Wick.
Mark Dacasco's boss character which balanced dangerously violent but darkly comical (sometimes just plain comical) gave me serious Saints Row 2 vibes. Hell his whole gang of ninjas on motorcycles gave me Ronin gang vibes.



Hopefully they go back to the roots. Saints Row 2 was the best one.


(in celebration of the lovably glitchy games of Volition)