Future Saints Games to be 'Different'
Spraying faeces, giant purple fake phalluses, ALIEN ANAL PROBES--The Third Street Saints have been through them all, and the only direction to go now is...somewhere different. Apparently the upcoming Saints Row 4 is set to conclude "the saga" of the series' existing characters and Saints members, leaving any possible fifth instalment as a fresh start of sorts. Speaking to GameReactor, design director Scott Phillips recalled Volition's thought-process when hatching the ridiculousness-in-a-disc that is Saints Row 4...
"I remember telling people: 'I don't know how we're going to top this. We've got a mission on Mars, we've got a heli-carrier, we've got zombies. Where do we go from here?'"
"But everybody took a vacation, we came back, started fresh, and very quickly we came up with: 'Well we've got to have... let's do superpowers. 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."
Pushing the envelope to its alien-bashing/dildo-flailing extremes with Saints Row 4, the team felt that if there is to be a fifth game they would have to rethink a lot of the elements and rebuild the series in a new direction...
"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."
So, where would you like to see the Saints Row games headed after SR4? If we were to follow the series' thematic progression...