Saints Row returns in 2022 after having skipped an entire console generation without a new entry in the franchise. Considering Saints Row IV ends in a way that’s difficult to follow, it’s no surprise finding a new direction surely took some time. As it happens, the answer that developer Volition decided on was to not follow Saints Row IV at all, but rather take the series into a brand-new direction.
Saints Row fully reboots the Saints Row series, moving away from the street gang romp we’ve come to know and love over the course of Saints Row, Saints Row 2, Saints Row: The Third, and Saints Row IV, as well as the alternate reality created in Agents of Mayhem on account of the events of Gat out of Hell. While Volition has teased that there will be plenty of callbacks to previous games, this new entry moves the series in a new direction with a brand-new 3rd Street Saints gang.
Saints Row is scheduled to launch on August 23, 2022. The game was originally set to release on February 25 before being delayed so that the team could do a little bit more fine tuning.