THQ has cut its sales estimates by $20m for the financial year after it took the decision to scrap its Saints Row 3 expansion Enter the Dominatrix.
The publisher’s new president Jason Rubin said he wanted the features in the standalone title to be instead be integrated into Saints Row 4.
The sequel is currently slated for a release in 2013.
"When I looked at the Enter The Dominatrix expansion in production at Volition, I was blown away by the ideas and desire to expand the fiction of the franchise,” said Rubin.
“I asked the team what it could achieve given more time, more resources, and a broader scope for the project. We all agreed we wanted to play that game.
"When it comes to Saints Row, it’s clear our fans want bigger, better, and even more over the top, and that’s why Enter The Dominatrix will now be incorporated into a vastly expanded, full-fledged sequel, scheduled for calendar 2013.
“We believe the potential for this sequel is far greater as a full-priced, full-length, high quality, connected experience.”