The last anyone had seen of the Boss in the Saints Row franchise, he had defeated Zinyak and effectively became the new emperor of the Zin empire. While he was already one of the best fictitious presidents in video games, the last installment in this open-world action-adventure franchise saw the Boss turn it up a notch, but since, he has been missing in the video games industry.
Scott Phillips, one of the men behind the Boss, has since moved onto Assassin’s Creed Odyssey, but the Saints Row director was recently asked about the franchise in an interview. Although it was a rapid-fire interview about the upcoming Assassin’s Creed game, Phillips was asked, “You directed Saints Row the Third. Do you think that series needs more time before it comes back?”
Phillips’ answer was in support of the franchise, with the director replying, “It’s been quite a few years…uh, I think it would be good if it came back.” It’s worth mentioning that the Saints Row franchise has returned to THQ Nordic since it recently acquired Deep Silver, the publisher behind Saints Row IV and Agents of Mayhem.
If the series did make a comeback, it would likely excite fans of the series that distinguished itself in its genre with its astute outlandishness, and it certainly seems possible since the developers at Volition have been rather hush-hush. Notably, THQ Nordic is also launching Darksiders III in a few months’ time, which may open up a slot for Saints Row 5.
Of course, there is no evidence that Saints Row 5 is in development, but many may also agree with Phillips that the franchise needs to return. Even though Volition wanted to try its hand with a new IP and explained why it chose it over another Saints Row sequel at E3 2017, it’s safe to say another sequel would be well-received by many, if it was done right. But, of course, fatigue for the franchise may have set in for many others as well. Tell us, Ranters, would you be interested in Saints Row 5?
Saints Row 4 is available now for PC, PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, and Xbox One.
Source: Game Informer