Saints Row V will likely take series in new direction

Upcoming action outing Saints Row IV looks to be the most insane release in the series to date – something that SR5 might not even try to match.

The game’s developer Volition has admitted that it has crammed the title with so many bizarre ideas that it might be left with no other choice than to search for new territory.

"I remember telling people ‘I don’t know how we’re going to top this’. We’ve got a mission on Mars, we’ve got a heli-carrier, we’ve got zombies. Where do we go from here?” Saints Row IV design director Scott Phillips told GameReactor of predecessor Saints Row 3.

But everybody took a vacation, we came back, started fresh, and very quickly we came up with ‘Well we’ve got to have… let’s do superpowers’. It’s something we’ve always been talking about. Wouldn’t it be great to run as fast as a car, or jump over a building, or be able to pick up somebody with your mind and throw them across the city?

"We’re definitely considering Saints Row IV sort of the end of that saga of this character and the Saints as they are. So if there’s any more future Saints Rows – which you know we always hope there will be, we hope there’s fans for future games like that – they will probably continue in a different direction."

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