Volition Ready to Create Saints Row 4
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Saints Row: The Third might just have been launched in the United States but the developers at Volition are already thinking about the future and whether they might start work on another game in the franchise.
Speaking to VG247 Scott Phillips, who is the lead designer at Volition working on Saints Row: The Third
, has stated, “The only announced project we have right now is inSane. I think, depending on, of course, review scores and on sales of Saints Row: The Third, you can logically assume there might be future projects in that franchise.”
He believes that a lot will ride on the commercial success of the current release and on how the executives at THQ see the future of the franchise.
Phillips also talked a little about inSane, the collaboration with Guillermo del Toro, the well known director, which is set to be launched during 2013.
He said, “We have two floors in the building, and they’re on the other floor, so I don’t get to see what they’re doing too often. I get to see concept art, that’s for sure, and I think the concept’s art looking fantastic.”Danny Bilson
, who is the vice president in charge of core gaming content at publisher THQ, has said that his company has a lot of confidence in the future of the Saints Row brand and suggested that a new game is already in the first stages of development.
Saints Row is a very important franchise for THQ and has managed to create a niche for itself, separate from the realism that has become to dominate the rival Grand Theft Auto series from Rockstar and Take Two.
The THQ and Volition series has, for the last two games, emphasized the mayhem that players can create in the game world and the mad touches made to most of the characters.
European gamers will be able to play Saints Row: The Third on Friday.
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|Comment #1 by: wussup on 17 Nov 2011, 03:39 UTC|| reply to this comment|
keep the new characters! why did gat die off! dont kill off the characters. give "the boss" a name. maybe a created one by the player, long shot i know, but would be cool. get rid of the escort activity.
|Comment #1.1 by: duncan on 20 Nov 2011, 11:15 GMT|
i love the escort activity... and make it so srtt was a movie in saints row 4, because it sucked compared to 1 and 2 it focused to little on the game and to much on advratisment
|Comment #1.2 by: 5H4N3 on 26 Feb 2012, 19:54 GMT|
Anybody notice how Saints Row is kind of going in the direction of the Rocky films? Started out small in #1, then in #2 got a 2nd chance to prove themselves, now in #3 they're famous...also a main character was killed off...so I take it that in #4, The Saints will have their toughest challenge yet. They'll still have their fame, still in Steelport, & yet again, another main character will be killed off. Then in #5, they'll somehow loose their fame & fortune & return to the city of Stillwater & you resigning as leader, which thus leading to the end...of Saints Row...unless they decide to make a #6 where it's later on down the road & you go back to re-live those days which you gave up long ago. / Though on a side-note, SR4 shouldn't be soo over-the-top. SR3 really took away from what pulled me into the first two games. It was just too ridiculous & the character models to me just looked terrible. I'm a big fan of mafia flicks & instead of The Saints repeating themselves by fighting more gangs, fighting more corporations & which was really stupid, (S.T.A.G) they should take on the mob. / & lastly, I really hated to see Gat get killed off, so in #4 what if the guy who played Gat in Gangsters in Space was like his twin brother or something? He joins The Saints in memory of his brother & it'll be like Gat never left us :D
|Comment #1.3 by: julius on 13 Jan 2013, 16:46 GMT|
i believe that johnny is not dead he said that hes gonna fly back to stilwater ....so in sr4 u might not stay in steelport and go to stilwater or u can travel to both sr3 was a big dissapointment like johnny said" the saints used to mean more than some asstastin energy drink" sr3 was more stupid fun......sr2 was more gangster logic and i miss that. in saints row 4 johnny better return,the game has to get more real and the game should have a respect bar like in saints row 2 and 1. zombie gat and johnny tag are clones....JOHNNY GAT BETTER RETURN OR SAINTS ROW WILL LOOSE ITS BIGGEST FAN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!(witch is me)
|Comment #2 by: Cspivey on 25 Nov 2011, 03:09 UTC|| reply to this comment|
YES! They must make one haha I love the series so far I hope they make like 10 Haha These games are absolutely AMAZING!
|Comment #3 by: sir bomb on 14 Dec 2011, 00:46 UTC|| reply to this comment|
i think number four should have new players and the people that play can be like oleg and oleg gets a wife and has kids when the kids are 8 years old they can be in the crew
|Comment #4 by: thatguy999 on 18 Dec 2011, 08:32 UTC|| reply to this comment|
i love saints row!!!! it's awesome and you SHOULD make a saints row 4
|Comment #5 by: thatguy999 on 18 Dec 2011, 08:35 UTC|| reply to this comment|
Did you know that Johnny Gat is my favourite character.. why did he die sooo fast....like soooooooooooo fast...really. on saints row 4 (if you make it) you should bring Johnny Gat to life again... i would be so happy face. =D
|Comment #6 by: gatgirl on 19 Dec 2011, 14:42 UTC|| reply to this comment|
Volition sucks for killing Johnny Gat!!
|Comment #7 by: killtime funtime! on 25 Dec 2011, 01:24 UTC|| reply to this comment|
Yo dawg I hurrz that u like this game sr4 is crazier!.
|Comment #8 by: Cazza1930 on 13 Jan 2012, 16:29 UTC|| reply to this comment|
I think you should make a remix of all of The series so far and make new weapons like desert eagles and Get new characters and put in someone in like gats brother and keep other characters and new cars plus could u put more clothes in from previous games and from different games
|Comment #9 by: Saints4Lyfe on 20 Jan 2012, 22:21 UTC|| reply to this comment|
I would like 2 see how Stillwater has changed since the Saints became popular it would be if u could go back and fourth from Stillport and Stillwater
|Comment #10 by: LilJoef6 on 25 Jan 2012, 16:26 UTC|| reply to this comment|
Yeah make sr4 as like gat really didnt die he jus wanted to be alone for a while so he faked his death, put as if he lives on a island or sumthen n y shaundi have to die?
|Comment #11 by: Dreamweaver7788 on 31 Jan 2012, 16:29 UTC|| reply to this comment|
I loved the Saints Row from 1- 3 and now I am ready for the 4, I would like it to be longer , more like #2 and 3 , more clothing stores more to buy, more cribs to purchase , more interactive, maybe let the avatar have relations ships more like sims , but with mission. As you can guess I am a old gamer in my 50s and a Woman ad I love the Saints.
|Comment #12 by: John on 02 Feb 2012, 14:47 UTC|| reply to this comment|
Gat's death was a big bummer man. I wish he lived cuz really Gat's the one that brings the crazy sh!t in to the games. Saints Row: The Third was kinda weird without him. Loved the endings though. Mixed feelings about the KillBane ending though. Great Work by Volition.
|Comment #13 by: Darkvode on 08 Feb 2012, 20:47 UTC|| reply to this comment|
i think gat needs to return hes awesome
|Comment #14 by: saint moi on 12 Feb 2012, 04:58 UTC|| reply to this comment|
johnny gat is not dead,it was a twist for making saints row 4,zombie gat a clone just like oleg,In saints row 2 killings gang leaders tuck awhile ,but saints row 3 ,the leader of syndicate phillipe loren died to fast,he probably knew something about johnny gat . wait into saints row 4.
|Comment #14.1 by: Dislodgedfir853 on 24 Feb 2012, 07:09 GMT|
I agree. Gat can still be alive. In the first Saints Row, Gat survived a shotgun wound. So he could have went either to an unknown place and chilled there for a while and will return in Saints Row 4. The zombie Gat is to have us believe that he is no longer aroung but really he is elsewhere. Tbe plane never crashed. He could have flew it somewhere else. Also for what I want to expect in Saints Row 4, they should bring back tag locations and cd's, the way how you can buy clothes and logos on SR2(like adidas and polo logo), dealerships from SR2(cars, bikes, boats, etc. allow to transfer from Stillport to Stillwater AND start SR4 off as Gat as he trys to fly the plane and lands to another place and soon meet with the others OR start off where "the boss" recieves a letter from Gat saying that he is alive and where he is. Than, travel to where he is and finds out that he joined another crew and when "the boss" comes to rescue Gat, they turn on that crew's boss and start to take over that area and show Gat around Stillport and finally get back to doing business in Stillwater. This would be a great idea to start off SR4 if I was a producer or creator for thr Saints Row franchise.
P.S. this is my xbox live name and you can see that i have completed all three with a 100% completion.
|Comment #15 by: DislodgedFir853 on 24 Feb 2012, 07:58 UTC|| reply to this comment|
In the first Saints Row, Gat survived a shotgun wound. He could have survived this one too and landed the plane elsewhere OR the plane landed near another place in the water and he swam there and was treated while "the boss" is traped in Stillport. In SR4 they should bring back the way you can buy clothes and put logos on them (like adidas or polo logos), vehicle dealerships for cars, boats, bike, etc. They should also bring back the tagging and CD locations. They can upgrade some of the cars and also put in some old school cars. Also, being allowed to switch from place to place(Stillwater to Stillport) If I was in charge of making SR4, I would either start it off by being Gat when he trys to fly the plane and ends up on an unknown place and is treated at a hospital for several weeks and joins a gang there and lay low until his e-mail reaches the leader of the Saints is notified about his situation/condition OR starts off when "the boss" gets an e-mail from Gat saying that he is alive and tell boss where he is. Than the crew goes to the unknown location and discovers that there are multiple gangs there and eventually finds Gat. They are now with a gang with Gat and trys to take over that unknown place. After a series of missions, taking over that territory and claim it to be Saints territoy, the boss recieves an e-mail from a Saint in Stillport saying that STAG is taking back Stillport and the boss order the remaining Saints to go to Stillwater and Gat and the others will meet them at the underground hidout. Then "the boss" comes up with a plan to overtake Stillport and is sucessful. In the end, the Saints are in three different locations and is known everwhere and is allowed to take a plane, train, or any other way to get to Stillwater, Stillport, or the other place. Also, Shaundi is not killed because she is saved by the boss instead of killing that boss and the boss is spotted at the unknown place with Gat and he is then killed when he remembers the leader of the Saints and try to join them but is severly "cannonized" and is then shot to death by the leader. End of story and everyone is happy.
I made a few changes while making this and did not fix it. So it might repeat the same point about the e-mail part. If you are on xbox live, send me an friend request- DislodgedFir853
Sorry if its too long, I just saying how some of the old features should be in SR4 like the logos on clothes and the dealerships and locations- tag and cd.
|Comment #16 by: DislodgedFir853- (xbox live) on 24 Feb 2012, 08:01 UTC|| reply to this comment|
I have part 1 and part 2 of my personal ideas of SR4.
|Comment #18 by: Olle802 on 25 Mar 2012, 12:51 UTC|| reply to this comment|
If you really have killed off Gat then at least replace him with someone like Johnny Tag from the trouble with clones dlc
Say Tag starts to remember more and more as SR4 progresses
|Comment #19 by: shadow on 01 Apr 2012, 03:42 UTC|| reply to this comment|
I think that in this one johny gat should come back cause he hardly ever dies.And Shaundi should be like how she was in saints row 2.And also Peirce.It should take place in all over the united states.And also you should let 4 people play together online.You should bring back all the clothing items from saints row 2.Bring in some NEW vehicles in.I felt sr3 was fun.Hope you use my advice.THANK YOU FOR ALL YOUVE DONE.
|Comment #20 by: THE FIGHTER on 01 Apr 2012, 14:49 UTC|| reply to this comment|
The guy has a point get rid of both escort activity!And you should really give the boss a name!I am fighting for all these saints row fans.MAKE THEM HAPPY!
|Comment #21 by: 5H4N3 on 17 May 2012, 20:31 UTC|| reply to this comment|
What they need to do is make the activity's FUN & instead of putting them in STORY, put them in MULTIPLAYER. / The clothing needs to be better. Just simply put a rock/goth/emo-style store, rap/hip-hop-style store, classy-style store, sports-style store, ect. / They REALLY need better hairstyles, & hats that look right on you. Add some beanies & bandanas. / I wish instead of bringing back the BIG brutes, they clone a new line of regular looking, stronger brutes. Kind of like, "Universal Soldier" clones...or maybe just get rid of the clones & bring the dead back, stronger & out to destroy the saints...like, "Universal Soldier". / They need to bring back watching cut-scenes & replaying missions. / I haven't seen a jetpack yet, or animals & I thought the hint from SR2 was clear we'd see pets this time around, but no. It'd be cool to get attack dogs as homies. / I enjoyed playing with superhero like strengths & abilities in, "Trouble with Clones" i'd like to see more of that. / A story that takes itself seriously, but at the same time, interesting & fun. The end mission, "Gangsters in Space" SUCKED! I know it was meant to be korny, but still. The other ending led to alot of deaths, but atleast it was more satisfying. / & seriously...the two main voice protagonist sounded great, but the rest...I mean c'mon. Just put a male & female voice modifier in the game so you can customize your tone. / The taunts & compliments...well some are good, but some...just...why?? Pick a certain # of taunts that people ACTUALLY use & compliments that people ACTUALLY use & with the moves...idk, just make 'em better & less sillier. That's all for now, but check my comment above, like the 3rd comment under, "5H4N3". Lastly, anyone notice in Shaundi's Loft, there's a poster saying something about being a mom? Could Shaundi be pregnate in SR4? Is it Gats kid, bc she seemed REALLY upset he died, more than the others. Could Johnny Jr. be on the way lol. Idk, we'll have to wait & see. Plus if you remember back in SR2, I think they mention something about kids, & in SR3 on the radio I hear them say they're playing something for the next 5 years. Maybe that's a hint to how much time passes & maybe Johnny Jr. will be the 1st kid in the series.
|Comment #22 by: jonniehowl on 06 Nov 2012, 02:10 UTC|| reply to this comment|
i think you should be able to buy and play instruments to the tune of the songs included in the game. there could also be a "street performing" activity.
|Comment #23 by: katiedoll on 02 Jan 2013, 23:50 UTC|| reply to this comment|
I wasn't a fan of SR1 but the second and third were awesome! A few things I hope they change in the fourth one are:
-Longer game play, specially to the main story line. Possibly add more to side missions/activities
-Bring Gat back
-Have more than 3 gangs to defeat, sorta ties into longer game play
-Better variety of outfits/hairstyles
-Be able to add your own music to the game or at least have a better variety of songs and a lot more of them
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