Koch Media has made their agenda for Saints Row 4 quite clear: they’re pushing for a 2013 release. A move which came as a surprise to most of the gaming world.
Following the company’s acquisition of the Saints Row series in January, the firm has been out to prove they can perform in the big leagues as publishers, and the parent company of Deep Silver intends to keep their promised development schedule of Saints Row 4 both on track and on time.
Aubrey Norris – Deep Silver’s newly promoted director of marketing and public relations – left a mysterious tweet directed at us media folk indicating that that something substantial was being planned for those attending PAX East 2013. That’s all Norris is willing to say, so it seems like Deep Silver will be tight-lipped until the event opens its Boston-based gates on March 22, 2013.
Dear media:You’re going to want to be at PAX East this year.If not, you’re going to be missing out on something HUGE. Just FYI!
– Aubrey Norris (@Chupacaubrey) March 2, 2013
The company outbid Ubisoft by 16.9 million dollars to acquire Volition’s number one series, so they’ll be looking to make hay while the sun shines on their investment sooner rather than later. Of course, the big news could be related on one of Deep Silver’s other projects, like Dead Island: Riptide, but with almost all information regarding Saints Row 4 being kept under wraps, it’s about due time that the purple-clad gang dominate Deep Silver’s promotional material as the game nears its predicted release.
To add to the suspicion that Saints Row lies at the heart of this fervor, former Saints Row 1 design director Chris Stockman added to the Twitter rumor mill by claiming that ‘word from around the campfire’ is that the fourth Saints title will be released for current generation consoles in late August 2013.
That would give the title only one month on store shelves before the release of rival open-world crime series Grand Theft Auto. If SR4 (which was previously built as downloadable content for SR3) is to be ready for a late 2013 release, Deep Silver should have plenty of presentable footage for PAX East 2013.
What do you think, Ranters? Are you excited about the a 2013 release window for Saints Row 4, or would you rather they spent more time on the title?
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