Saints Row 4 to be 'end of that saga,' developer says

The Saints Row series continues to get crazy, going from zombies and missions to Mars in The Third to a Saints president of the United States and and an alien invasion in Saints Row 4. So how do you top that? The game's design director says you don't.

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The Saints Row series continues to get crazy, going from zombies and missions to Mars in The Third to a Saints president of the United States and an alien invasion in Saints Row 4. So how do you top that? The game's design director says you don't.

"We're definitely considering Saints Row 4 sort of the end of that saga of this character and the Saints as they are," Volition's Scott Phillips told GameReactor (via VG247). "So if there's any more future Saints Rows--which you know we always hope there will be, we hope there's fans for future games like that-–they will probably continue in a different direction."

Phillips said that only after a vacation did the team get a feel for what it wanted to do with the current game after the craziness of The Third. "We came back, started fresh, and very quickly we came up with: 'Well we've got to have ... let's do superpowers,'" he said. "'It's something we've always been talking about. Wouldn't it be great to run as fast as a car, or jump over a building, or be able to pick up somebody with your mind and throw them across the city.' Things started snowballing from there."

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    July 8, 2013 1:00 PM

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    The Saints Row series continues to get crazy, going from zombies and missions to Mars in The Third to a Saints president of the United States and and an alien invasion in Saints Row 4. So how do you top that? The game's design director says you don't.

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      July 8, 2013 1:23 PM

      More time for Freespace, I hope.

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        July 8, 2013 7:12 PM

        Ditto. One can dream, anyways.

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        July 9, 2013 12:04 AM

        Sadly they don't hold the right to Freespace anymore. Why they didn't grab it when THQ went down is beyond me.

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          July 9, 2013 12:13 AM

          Why didn't the shack grab it? I heard the Freespace rights went for $7500, we've spent 3x that on internet spaceships for star citizen.

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            July 9, 2013 12:39 AM

            if I'd have known in time I'd have bought it myself :(

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            July 9, 2013 12:40 AM

            If i remember correctly, only game related companies were eligible for bidding, and that weeded out us peons. Why Deep Silver didn't bid on it however, I'd guess that they weren't sure on winning Volition/SR bid, that's why the lack of interest on bidding for Freespace.

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      July 8, 2013 2:40 PM

      Can we get a true reboot of Descent now?

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      July 8, 2013 2:41 PM

      Great, can we go back to Stillwater?

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        July 8, 2013 2:43 PM

        is there room in the Saints Row franchise for a more down to earth entry? they have to go and create a new franchise if they want to do that

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          July 8, 2013 2:45 PM

          WTF if you want down to Earth go play GTA.

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            July 8, 2013 2:51 PM

            why else would they revisit stillwater? once you go aliens and white house you don't go back

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            July 8, 2013 10:51 PM

            i think he meant relatively more down to earth... like saints row 2 with it's sewage truck shit-spraying missions, but not like gta IV's dating and bromance garbage.

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      July 8, 2013 2:56 PM

      President of the Earth then Emperor of the Galaxy.

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      July 8, 2013 2:58 PM

      DAMMIT, I need SRV: Full Retard!

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      July 9, 2013 2:26 AM

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        July 9, 2013 2:28 AM

        Yeah, I was thinking that today about the new console launches. The Wii U with the whole gang was surprisingly entertaining, you know for a Wii U - can you imagine the livestream in Nov when these new 2 come out? It could've been amazing.

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      July 9, 2013 2:45 AM

      If the series can continue to make money, Koch Media will make a sequel. This kind of marketing statement is what you say to get people to buy the "final" product.

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      July 9, 2013 6:16 AM

      They could do time travel.

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