Plus new info about Dead Island 2 and TimeSplitters.
Saints Row: The Third

Volition is said to be "deep in development" on a new Saints Row game, according to publisher THQ Nordic. The company said that the game is still currently untitled and does not yet have any announced release date. However, this will be a "full entry" in the Saints Row franchise.

The last Saints Row title was Saints Row: Gat Out of Hell in 2015. Though the last core release in the series was Saints Row 4 in 2013. Afterwards, Volition developed and released Agents of Mayhem in 2017, which received poor review scores from critics and fans alike.

There isn't much else to say about Saints Row at this particular moment, but that doesn't mean the news is over concerning THQ. The company also hinted that a new TimeSplitters game is in development. They say that the series co-creator, Steve Ellis, has joined THQ Nordic in an effort "to help plot the future course for (the) franchise."

THQ Nordic also announced that Dambuster Studios is now in charge of the Dead Island franchise. Dambuster previously released the rather poorly received Homefront: The Revolution back in 2016. The studio, made up of former Crytek U.K. and Free Radical Design members is now in charge of Dead Island 2 development. This is now the third studio to lead development on Dead Island 2. The game was first revealed at E3 2014.

THQ Nordic has also acquired Milestone, an Italian development studio that has worked on a variety of racing games including MotoGP and Ride. They also acquired Gunfire Games, the studio that made Darksiders 3. THQ Nordic also picked up Goodbye Kansas Game Invest. This gives THQ Nordic minority investments in early-stage dev studios: Palindrome Interactive, Fall Damage, Neon Giant, Kavalri, and Framebunker. This also gives them royalty rights to THQ Nordic's upcoming game, Biomutant.