February 2022 just got a little less packed.
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The Saints Row reboot was originally scheduled to be released on February 25, 2022. If that date sounds familiar to you, it's probably because that's the exact same date that Elden Ring moved to after receiving its own delay.

Saints Row will now release on August 23, 2022. Even if you ignore that Elden Ring would be released on February 25, the month of February 2022 was already looking to be pretty stacked. In that month alone we will see the releases of Dying Light 2 Stay Human, Horizon Forbidden West, Destiny 2: The Witch Queen, Sifu, and Elden Ring to round things out.

Today's delay announcement came from Jim Boone, the chief creative officer at Volition. Boone says that the delay is necessary in order to give the team more time to create a game that lives up to the devs' standards as well the standards that fans are "expecting and deserve."

Saints Row will no longer release on the originally announced date of 25th February 2022, instead it will launch worldwide on 23rd August 2022.

Our priority is to create the best Saints Row game yet and, if we released on the original date, it wouldn’t be up to the standards we’ve set ourselves, and that you’re expecting and deserve. The team just need more time to do our vision justice; we’re doing some fine tuning and there won’t be much change in the game outside of overall quality and polish.

In all honesty, we underestimated the impact COVID would have on our schedule, although everyone adapted very quickly to the working from home arrangement and continued to be incredibly productive.

However, due to the size and scope of our new Saints Row, it’s become apparent that to create the best game possible, we need to give our team longer to perfect their craft.

As mentioned when we announced Saints Row in August, this will be the biggest and best Saints Row game ever and, in order to achieve our goal, we’ve settled upon a generous, yet essential amount of time to realise our ambitions.

Rest assured, there will not be any changes to the story or the characters or anything that we’ve lovingly imagined over the last few years and already shared with you.

Over the past two years, all corners of the entertainment industry have been affected/impacted in one way or another. As gamers ourselves, we know what it feels like to have something delayed which you’ve been looking forward to; it’s frustrating and you feel disappointed. But we also know that when we finally get Saints Row in your hands, it will have been worth the wait. It’s our absolute priority to get this right.

Keep it strange,
Jim