'Bright future' promised for Saints Row, Metro by new owner

Deep Silver parent company Koch Media "really excited" to lead franchises into the future; plans to share plans for each series in coming months.

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Deep Silver parent company Koch Media has promised a "bright future" for the Saints Row and Metro franchises, which it acquired yesterday as part of the THQ bankruptcy auction. The company also purchased Saints Row developer Volition Inc.

"Both the Saints Row and the Metro franchises perfectly fit into our future lineup and strategy," Deep Silver international commercial director Menno van der Bil said in a statement. "We're really excited to lead these well-respected licenses into a bright new future."

Future plans for the Saints Row and Metro franchises will be announced in the coming months, the company said. Saints Row 4 is currently in development at Volition, and Metro: Last Light is due for release later this year.

In total, Koch Media spent over $28 million to acquire the Saints Row and Metro franchises and the Champaign, Illinois-based Volition. No other bidding party spent more during yesterday's auction.

Saints Row and Metro add to Deep Silver's existing stable of franchises, which include Dead Island, Risen, Nail'd, and Sacred.

Discussion

73 comments
asifah30
asifah30

oh...thats good. I really care about Metro....!!!

lingo56
lingo56

What saints row 4 needs: ACTUAL FUCKING PACING, once that gets done and I don't get bored cause I'm shooting nukes all over the city around 5 minutes into the game then I'll be happy.

MsUchiha
MsUchiha

Sr3 was a huge let down. They took everything out from sr1 and sr2, killed gat and made pierce you're sidekick and the boss became a  clown. This game just didn't have that sr feeling..

escritora84
escritora84

Saints Row 3 was ridiculously over the top funny, but I definitely missed a lot of the depth and missions that made Saints Row 2 awesome. I hope SR 4 is a huge improvement.

cdog21
cdog21

As long as they don't go back to the Respect system in the first two games, I'm up for whatever they change in Saints Row 4. 

I hated the fact that you had to do side quests in order to build up enough respect to continue the main story. If they switch back to that then I'm going to have to check out of buying SR4.

shadow131990
shadow131990

Hope they keep releasing those games on pc !

The_Bi_Guy
The_Bi_Guy

IMO sr2 is a better game then sr3

sam628
sam628

l like s2 more than s3

Trickymaster
Trickymaster

Koch Media?? LOL. RIP Saints Row and Metro.

WeskerTeam
WeskerTeam

SR3 was complete trash. I hope they look at what made SR2 is good and work on that.

somebody337
somebody337

I doubt they can make it a worse game than SR3 >_>

PaulJanson
PaulJanson

I agree with @Majkic666, Saint's Row 3 was sort of a letdown because it was as Yahtzee (Zero Punctuation) said,"its fun because it plays directly to masturbatory fun, but this is done at the cost of context and challenge", I felt like the wackyness was being shove down my throat, most of the missions played like side missions, the choices in the end made NO SENSE, the customization were wack . SR 2 was GREAT, because I had a nice balance seriousness and silliness, it was actually funny, I could take a break from the missions and do crazy sh*t and it was rewarding. 

Zloth2
Zloth2

Wow, that's quite a bit for Deep Silver to take on.

Tixylixx
Tixylixx

Saints Row 3 was amazing, I didn't like 1 or 2 but 3 was the game GTA 4 should have been and still Rockstar aren't letting you play the full single player campaign in coop like Saints Row 3 let you. 

At this point I don't care about GTA 5, especially as it ain't coming to PC any time soon, so bring on Saints Row 4.

Tixylixx
Tixylixx

So both developers will continue to work on these games?

Bakaro
Bakaro

Best of luck Deep Sliver. Please do carry on making the Metro series awesome!

PokeMasterTrav
PokeMasterTrav

Best of luck to your future endeavors Deep Silver, I think yall will do splendidly with these two shiny franchises on the table.

issa3703
issa3703

best hope for you Deep silver, Saints row 4 can`t wait for u

Colekern
Colekern

As long as they don't change metro's atmosphere, I'm good.

starcrafthenry
starcrafthenry

Not particularly a fan of Deep Silver. Dead Island was hyped so much, and then when I finally bought it, disappointment. It's a decent game, but there are so many problems with it. Totally half-assed. I hope they don't ruin the series they just acquired.

Kr3isen
Kr3isen

Well the truth is, those guys know how to deliver a solid rpg so i believe them when they say both these franchises are in good hands.

zbarfbag
zbarfbag

dont fuck up Metro.... Saints Row i could care less about

Majkic666
Majkic666

if they make Saints Row as the 2 first games then yes, and i will love them but if it is more towards the Third then no not a bright future 

kungfuj0
kungfuj0

I am taking a 'wait and see' approach with this.  I haven't played any of the Koch Media/Deep Silver games, so I can't speak to their quality.  I understand that Dead Island is one of theirs, and that it is a zombie-based game.  I don't do zombies, and so I hope that Dead Island keeps the zombies, and that Saint's Row sticks to what it does.  I didn't care for zombies in SR3, and I'd pretfer they not be in SR4.  I hope SR4 keeps and improves upon 3's gameplay, but that it takes its cues from SR2 for everything else.

Muslim_Slayer
Muslim_Slayer

Wow, thank goodness. I was really worried about the Metro Sequel. Now hopefully it'll still be released in a timely manner.

Pyrosa
Pyrosa

Deep Silver makes fun games (a little buggy, but consistently fun throughout).  Saints Row series were all fun.  This is a good combo IMO.

holtrocks
holtrocks

Sounds good to me cannot wait.

YEPEE00
YEPEE00

i'll be hoping for more good games from them.

speedcrysis
speedcrysis

thank god saints row and metro in good hand

inkyspot
inkyspot

Saints Row 4 and Metro Last Light, there is hope for the world still.

Someone Buy Vigil and make Darkers 3.

sanechupp
sanechupp

GTA and Saints Row are the best, I like any of the open world games but those two are the best. It's good news but the games need to made and don't turn everything into a MMO or first person shooter. A few new things like GTA 5 and SR3 have is the way to do it.

LENGTHIAN
LENGTHIAN

Good Luck to all the volition guys through all this. Love your work and many other THQ titles. Hope you all go on to good things

whackyq
whackyq

wow but deep silver? Hmm...not many great games come to mind when I think of that company...hopefully they'll get some of the original guys at Volition to lead the projects.

nini200
nini200

Awesome!!!  Now maybe Metro Last ight can be brought to WiiU like it should be, unlike the previous owner's statements.  MAKE IT HAPPEN!!!

tgwolf
tgwolf

There can be no bright future for a game like this...Even if you fool yourself, you can't really fool yourself THAT much.

criminalscum87
criminalscum87

Two incredible franchises. Hope to see them continue to grow over the coming years.


LesserAngel
LesserAngel

I couldn't help but laugh at Saint's Row being called a 'well-respected license'. Don't get me wrong, I love Saint's Row, but well-respected isn't the first thing to come to mind.

pimpofdoom
pimpofdoom

@MsUchiha I almost wish they stuck with the undercover cop idea that they originally had, Even that would be closer to Saints Row and it would be cool to see the game from the perspective of a Troy like character. But yeah for Saints Row 4 I want to see the series go back to its roots more then anything else.

TRIST4N
TRIST4N

@WeskerTeam exactly, the only thing they did properly in sr3 was the control setup

powerman1426
powerman1426

@WeskerTeam Agreed. Saints Row really took a downturn with 3. It disappointed me more since i was let down by GTA going away from what i liked about it. SR3 just went too far over the top mindless


lingo56
lingo56

@Tixylixx Eh not really. I think if you combined Saints 3 and Gta 4 tograther into one glorious combo THAT would be amazing. All Saints 3 needed was more seriousness and what Gta 4 needed was less seriousness. Like Saints 3 it wasn't fun because what the heck is rewarding about getting a helicopter the first 30 minutes of the game and doing everything that should've been in the climax of the game at the start. But gta 4 thkes it too slowly. God damn 2 hours in and I STILL don't have a gun. Jeez. So if they combine the two and make the customisation great then INSTABUY. Oh also they needed more than a co-op mutiplayer for Saints 3 Gta 4 did it better in my opinon. (Also I know people are going to say play Saints 2 cause what you said was exactly that can go back to playing Saints 2)

PlatinumPaladin
PlatinumPaladin

@zbarfbag Couldn't have put it less politely myself, lol. I can't help but think Metro is too sophisticated for these guys.

Brean24
Brean24

@whackyq They bought the entire company that makes Saint's Row, Deep Sliver isn't doing anything with Saint's Row. Volition still exists.

EKGProd
EKGProd

@LesserAngel 

It is, actually. While I am no huge fan of the series, it is extremely well respected in the industry because it managed to actually find an audience and become very profitable. That feat is extremely rare for open world crime games. Many have tried, but almost none have succeeded. And Saint's Row succeeded. 

It's content should have no bearing on whether or not you respect it. Are we not allowed to respect any comedians, or comedy's, or funny books because of wacky content? Can we only call serious dramas "respectable"?

LesserAngel
LesserAngel

@EKGProd @LesserAngel I suppose you're right when you put it that way. I wasn't implying that the game wasn't successful, but a lot of people wouldn't consider the actions you perform in the game 'respectable', which is where I'm coming from. It's still extremely entertaining of course.