Deep Silver Volition revealed the reboot of Saints Row earlier this week, yet, it looks like the opinions of the players have been split over the news.
At the moment, the trailer for the upcoming game has a strangely high number of dislikes across its three versions - on the official Saints Row channel, the Xbox channel and the PlayStation channel on YouTube. Our calculations worked out that the trailer has been viewed just under a million times from these three versions and there are a shared 33,500 likes and 35,900 dislikes.
Check out the trailer below and draw your own conclusions on the next evolution of the classic chaotic action-adventure series!
What's happened? Saints Row is a beloved series with a fairly reliable track record. It's possible that the reaction is due to the fact that the game will be an Epic Games Store exclusive on PC when it launches on February 25th, 2022. Another explanation might be that the new game is not going to be as edgy or incendiary as the earlier iterations.
"We love [the old Saints Row games], but we also recognize those are games of a time," said studio development director Jim Boone. "They made sense within that era, and we were able to do things that felt good back then. But that tone is not something that we feel like we want to do today. We had a different kind of story that we wanted to tell."
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
Scrolling through Twitter, you'll see about as many positive tweets about the new Saints Row as negative ones. After the reveal, a fan told the developer that it had abandoned what made the original games good and should replace the cast of characters. It replied with a "haters gonna hate" gif and doubled down on its new approach to the classic series.
"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," explained the game's official Twitter account. Well, that's that, then.
While you're here, I'll let you know that Saints Row: The Third Remastered is free to download from the Epic Games Store. That's alongside Automachef, a resource management puzzle title where your inspired inventions have taken over the kitchens of restaurants across the country. A different vibe, for sure, but they're both free, so who's complaining? Be sure to snap the two of them up before September 2nd, though.
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