Saints Row 2 will be alive in 2008
During THQ's earnings report, the big whigs on hand announced that they'll be releasing a Saints Row sequel sometime next year. They went on to say that they've canceled plans for porting the original Saints Row to the PS3 and will be using all that team's resources for Saints Row 2. So, Saints Row will remain an Xbox 360 exclusive for the foreseeable future, if not forever.
We also can't help but draw a connection between the cancellation of the PS3 port and the release of Grand Theft Auto IV later this year. The competition would not be good for a ported PS3 version of Saints Row, so they probably figured why waste the cash. Speaking of GTA IV, is anyone interested enough in the Saints Row franchise to buy it on top of GTA IV (or ignore a GTA purchase all together) or were all those Saints Row sales filling a GTA void at the time?
Reader Comments (Page 1 of 1)
5-11-2007 @ 1:12PM
Gemini Ace said...
I will buy a Saints Row sequel before I buy a GTA game. Eff GTA.
5-11-2007 @ 1:23PM
ignor gta4.... yeah right! but this game is a cant miss in my book anyday!
5-11-2007 @ 1:37PM
Saints Row is an amazing game still to this day (I have owned it since day 1 and I love it still to this day)
It took almost everything that was wrong with GTA and made it right. Extremely deep game to say the least.
Saints Row 2 will be incredible, no doubt...Hell I'll own both franchises!!
5-11-2007 @ 1:56PM
Hope they improve the graphics, make the colors more vibrant.
5-11-2007 @ 2:04PM
i am getting both
5-11-2007 @ 2:45PM
Can't wait for this, I loved the first one and still to. Mainly for its comical value. Bring on 2008!
5-11-2007 @ 3:10PM
I bought Saints Row when I got my 360 because there was no GTA. After playing it, I quickly realized it was better than any GTA I had played before it.....they simply improved on everything in my opinion.
I have GTAIV on order, but I will certainly be buying Saints Row 2 as well.
5-11-2007 @ 3:23PM
I think it'll end up filling a GTA void again.
Not to say that's a bad thing, it was a strong game and will likely become a strong franchise, but fact of the matter is, if they release the game about a year from now, maybe even a year from when GTA4 was released and all it's hype has died down, they'll still be filling a GTA void, and that's good for them, because they're not quite at the GTA-level of fanbase.
5-11-2007 @ 3:30PM
saints row was an incredible game. in my opinion the best gta copy to date, but it was just that, a gta copy.
for me saints row was most definitly a filler. the game was fun but all the 'cool' gang-speak b.s. was incredibley annoying and fake. gta's characters and plotline feel much much more genuine.
plus the ending to saints row SUCKED BALLS!!!!!
5-11-2007 @ 3:56PM
I'd prefer the developers keep working on Red Faction 3 instead, but I know they won't listen to me.
5-11-2007 @ 5:42PM
Tim Robertson said...
I will own both. I have every GTA game made, even the PSP games. (well, every GTA 3 game, not the crap before) I also own Saints-Row, which I think is also a great game. Some act like it is either/or, while I say the more the merrier. I hope the next Saints-Row will be a larger city, more weapons, more cars, etc. And LONGER. (Not that I finished it yet, but almost) I think the folks at RockStar took a look at the 'Row and saw a bunch of things that worked better than GTA. With luck, the 'Row will do the same once GTA 4 come along. Competition is great, especially for us gamers.
5-11-2007 @ 7:20PM
Well I have Saints Row and had GTA and din't see a lot of diffrents between them. I hope GTA 4 will come with somthing innovative, I actually expect it from them. So I'll still pick the hype over the copy....
5-12-2007 @ 3:26AM
saints row will not even come close to filling any sort of void of gta
5-14-2007 @ 9:13PM
Brian James said...
Saints Row was an amazing first step into the sandbox-schmutzchmacallit genre. It's almost as good as the GTA3 series, as far as content is concerned.
Saints Row 2 will be on my list, as well as GTA4!
6-02-2007 @ 6:18PM
[DC] Dave.Carter [DC]™ said...
ill own both games , im a huge fan of GTA..always had the games on the release day :P..saints row was just a little change from GTA and i like change! so bring them both on xD
6-22-2007 @ 9:04AM
Blaze 07 said...
saints row was well mint i hope saints row 2 brings in the dough p.s completed saints row feel free to ask me anything about it like where stuff is just e-mail me.
7-24-2007 @ 6:18PM
Saints Row with its cleaner graphics and more diverse adolescent pursuits make it a wonderful filler in for a GTA fan.
The GTA franchise is now obliged to respond to the implicit challenge of the superior look and gameplay of the challenger.
Like Tim Robertson said the competition does gamers good.
7-25-2007 @ 5:22PM
Saints Row with its cleaner graphics and more diverse adolescent
pursuits make it a wonderful filler in for a GTA fan.The GTA
franchise is now obliged to respond to the implicit challenge of the
superior look and gameplay of the challenger. Like Tim Robertson said
the competition does gamers good.
8-10-2007 @ 12:15AM
I used to be a huge fan of gta and i own all their games and once i got saints row i fell in love with it and i have had the game now for half a year and not once i have went back and played a gta game. saints row is the new gta