Saints Row, fans disappointed with the reboot don't worry about the developers

Saints Row, fans disappointed with the reboot don't worry about the developers

Saints Row

The Saints Row reboot, announced at gamescom 2021, hasn't convinced fans. The public has in fact expressed itself in a very negative way on the new game of the series in development at Volition, which however represents a clean break with the past. Starting, of course, from the graphic style, but also passing to some gameplay elements, which we have talked about extensively in this article.

The public dissent manifested itself almost immediately. Like? With a protest that we are now used to knowing. The YouTube trailer of the new Saints Row was in fact bombarded with dislike. An impressive number, able to exceed even the "Likes". The presentation video received the same reception on all YouTube channels where it was presented, so PlayStation, Xbox and the official series channel. Over a million views obtained in total, the dislike are a total of over 38,000, against the 31,000 likes received. A cold reception, with a climate of indifference around the title that will probably last for the entire period until its release.

The protest against the new Saints Row has however also mounted on Twitter. There are several users who have stormed Volition, with unhappy comments regarding the results obtained by the developers with this reboot. Comments that in some cases have also received a response from the developer, with a very specific statement. “We will not back down. We know, it is new and the shock reaction is understandable, it is a reboot never seen before ”, the words of the development team, entrusted to Twitter.

We are not backing down on this game. We get it, it's new and it's a shock reaction to a reboot like no other. The gif was supposed to convey that.

- Saints Row (@SaintsRow) August 26, 2021

Amid protests from fans and a curt declaration from Volition, the new Saints Row does not seem to have started its adventure very well. All judgments, however, including those of the public, are postponed to February 25, 2022, when the game will see the light on PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series S and Xbox Series X and everyone will be able to judge without prejudice.

Saints Row is in pre-order on Amazon for PS5, PS4 and Xbox consoles.

Saints Row Reboot launches Feb 2022, Epic Games Store exclusive and more details revealed

If you saw the Gamescom 2021 Opening Night Live show this week, then you’ll know one of the highlights was the official reveal of a Saints Row reboot, aptly titled by modern trends as simply just Saints Row. Unfortunately, a lot of details weren’t present during the show, but we now have more information regarding the upcoming reboot and what it means for fans of the series.

Fans have been asking for a new Saints Row game for a while now, but it's clear where the developers left things in Saints Row 4 didn’t leave a lot of room for innovation. So, instead the creators are now developing a reboot, with new characters, a new sandbox open world to explore, and new toys to play with.

Perhaps the biggest question, regarding the recent Saints Row 3 Remastered exclusivity on the Epic Games Store, is whether the new SR reboot will follow suit. Unfortunately for Steam heads, the upcoming Saints Row reboot will be a timed exclusive on the EGS, though we have no idea how long for. However, based on previous timed exclusives you can bet it will be at least for a year.

Another interesting tidbit of information is the Saints Row game editions, and more specifically, the already-planned DLC. Now that the game is up for pre-order, we know that Saints Row will feature a Standard, Gold, and Platinum edition each with their own benefits. Check it out below:


The description for the Expansion Pass claims that it will deliver “new missions and gameplay across three distinct expansions, each adding their own content to discover within the world of Santo Ileso.” So expect 3 major expansions coming to the game after launch.

There’s still a lot more to learn about the upcoming Saints Row reboot, which we will hopefully learn more about leading up to the game’s launch on February 25th 2022 for PC via the Epic Games Store (coming to Steam later), PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X/S, and Xbox One.

What do you think? Are you excited for the Saints Row reboot? How do you feel about the series being rebooted? What changes/improvements would you like to see in the new game? And what are your worries? Let us know!