Saints Row 4 will be 'wilder' - THQ

Publisher EVP Danny Bilson confirms fourth installment in Volition's madcap action game is in development, will iterate on The Third.

Game publishers are typically extremely careful about when and how they announce new games, but THQ executive vice president of Core Games Danny Bilson has a reputation for bucking that trend. In recent years, the executive has outed such upcoming titles as Warhammer 40K: Dawn of War III and Homefront 2.

It's unclear where Volition will go from here, but it'll apparently be "wilder."

Adding one more to that list, Bilson has confirmed that Saints Row 4 is in development. "I know what Saint's Row 4 is about, and it is wilder than this one," Bilson said as part of an interview with G4. "It's a good example of how you take what you have and go, 'Well, what can happen in the next?'" The Bilson interview yielded no other information on the game.

Bilson's comments come as Saints Row: The Third heads to stores for the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and PC on November 15. With preorders tracking four times higher than Saints Row 2, Saints Row: The Third picks up with the player running the Third Street Saints. Once a small-town gang, the Saints have grown to control the organized crime within Stilwater and even have their own brand, with licensed sneakers, energy drinks, and bobbleheads.

However, the Saints' success has drawn the attention of the globally powerful Syndicate, a criminal fraternity that insists on a cut of the action. Players will adopt the role of a member of the Saints who must relocate to the Syndicate's hometown of Steelport after a botched bank robbery forces them to flee Stilwater.

For more on Saints Row: The Third, check out GameSpot's previous coverage.

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192 comments
Koyira
Koyira

Dont know if i will enjoy this game, i really like 1 and 2 but havent played 3 because for me its to over the top with non realistic stuff and it seems 4 is ever more like that.

Looking forward to gta 5

HollowWay
HollowWay

I loved saints row 3, was really good. Reckon saints row 4 should bring gat back though. You didn't actually see him die in 3 which means there's a way to bring him back. If Loren shot and dumped him he could have survived, think about it. Other than that, new challenges in the storyline like stag or ultor attacks, new gangs same fun/graphics/cartoonish. Keep the saints row 3 aspects.

GHFProdigyREV
GHFProdigyREV

I don't have a problem with the Saints Row franchise. Saints Row 1&2 was cold. The customization with the character you made and the outfits you picked made the game even better. I understand that they had some comedic parts in the game but there was enough to keep it serious and a little funny at the same time. Saints Row The Third was OK, but a lot was taken out of it that would've put it over the top, like the styles of the outfits and clothes, fighting styles, that kind of stuff. Not only that but the game itself was childish. Some parts of the game were more so than others but even, it just tried too hard for that comedic effect. In my opinion, Adult Swim had plenty to do with that. It'd be better if you kept some aspects from Saints Row 2, add them on and keep the graphics from Saints Row The Third and put them in 4, we're looking at Game of the Year, hopefully.

Kedama
Kedama

hii im a big fan of saints row and 3 was by far the worst i think 2 was bes so far i dont really care about gat being killed i think valiation should focus on making the game deeper im type of person if i pay 60+ dallors for a game it better be worth it so far only skyrim has been worth the money any way what i mean is make the game deeper with more customization being able to go in almost every building physical customization to the charactors like in 2 u can make some one extreme big people or lil tiny boney ppl just make the game worth the money i felt like they ripped me off with 3 i played it beat in turned it in and baught 2 cus  it simply better its ok for them to be wacky or what ever just make the game deeper i not gonna waste my work money on a game thats not worth it  it waste of time and money i just wonna say make the game so deep that u can almost do everything in it then add to that they will sell out that y ppl only do game fly now kno one wants to buy games cus its not worth the money thats all i have on saints raw make it deeper we will please a lot and game rating will be threw the roof like skyrim is

dmans12
dmans12

and take away the pixels when streaking or flashing coat

 

dmans12
dmans12

more o less in this they should bring back the video games you could play on sr2 hoing divsion strip club working like gta relationships a new gat named --- and yeah

Oxashley43089xO
Oxashley43089xO

I hope they keep everything from SR3 but add more, like more customizations and being able to replay missions and watch cutscenes over and over. I also hope they find a way to bring back Johnny, he was badass. ALSO Viola had BETTER be in the game cause I love her, I want to see and learn more about her. After all, there were alternate endings in SR3. So I really hope they can get Sasha Grey to come back and play her again! :) I also think they should keep the funny stuff. GTA is too boring for me. Saint's Row is so much better and funnier. I like stuff out of the ordinary!

Oxashley43089xO
Oxashley43089xO

<p>I hope they keep everything from SR3 but add more, like more customizations and being able to replay missions and watch cutscenes over and over. I also hope they find a way to bring back Johnny, he was badass. ALSO Viola had BETTER be in the game cause I love her, I want to see and learn more about her. After all, there were alternate endings in SR3. So I really hope they can get Sasha Grey to come back and play her again! :) I also think they should keep the funny stuff. GTA is too boring for me. Saint's Row is so much better and funnier. I like stuff out of the ordinary!</p>

PurpleDave7
PurpleDave7

hey they need tp bring johnny gat back, hes the funnest character even compaired to The Boss. and i was sad to  hear they killed him. and enough with the high corperation gangs, i want another street gang type game. 

JRichter85
JRichter85

They already ruined Saints Row for me they killed off Johnny Gat by far he was the best character int he game. Pierce should have been blown to hell. It wasn't even an honorable death. 

gaimerboy
gaimerboy

i read that the new president of THQ, Jason Rubin found Saints Row The Third distasteful and crass  lol  uh oh.  republican?   i hope he doesn't screw saints row 4 up.  i dont wanna play no kiddy game.  or no GTA replica.  just focus on a better story line and better marketing.  i hope saints row 4 is even more distasteful and crass lmao  look at all the tv shows with the highest ratings right now.  what do they all have in common?  they're all distasteful and crass.  push the envelope.  better story line.  better marketing.

gaimerboy
gaimerboy

and make it so we can select what missions we want to play after we finish the game.  don't  force us to start from the beginning again.  what kinda crap is that?  that was my main major complaint with saints row the third.  i cant believe they did that crap.  if i finished the game i should be able to play whatever missions i wanna play in any order i wanna play them

Heavyhitta7
Heavyhitta7

Since SR4 is gonna be "wilder", they should add a second sex apeall slider, specifically for the "Junk in the trunk", that seems wild to me, lus it wuld be more fun and adds slightly more customization, since tey can add a gigantc bust sizethey obviously do this, don't you think?

jesle
jesle

Yes! Saints Row the Third has been one of my favorite games ever! It was just SO much fun! Creating crazy and awesome characters, dressing them up, crazy guns, crazy cars, tongue and cheek storyline! I would love to see a Saints Row 4 that allows for even more customization, maybe an online world where we can bring our characters together to play, and most importantly a good story! Not profound, but funny and well written, interesting.

2pac1124
2pac1124

i think they should just set it back to what saints row is suppose to be gangstas taking over territories not dildos and explosive bullet guns and all that fake crap just make not to fake i hate games like that . saints row 3 was fun but to short and to unrealistic

BelaidKL
BelaidKL

This games gonna be trippy as hell!

SmithSet2011
SmithSet2011

Saints Row 4 should be set in between Stillwater and some kinda made up Hollywood type city.

dmans12
dmans12

o and yeah there should be fucking and woking strip clubs

 

dmans12
dmans12

yeah im only ben here little toime share te love and watch the creatures im just trying to get people to  watc it

 

 

later beyotches

Jimrockstar
Jimrockstar

Maybe sounds like a bummer, but i rather like the two first SR! More serious and a more involving storyline! It's one of my favourite game of all but now it looks like a joke!

devastion913
devastion913

Please tell me Kaos isn't developing Homefront 2. If there is one game that didn't live up to it's potential that year it was Homefront. Soo many things they could have done with the story, gameplay, everything but they failed in every area. Boot Kaos.

devastion913
devastion913

@RICEY42o How will adding more players in co-op fix the glitches in online co-op? I can see them maybe doing 4 but what in the hell would 8 players do in co-op in a game like SR?

gamerapper
gamerapper

thumbs up for jetpack in saints row 4!!!

RICEY42o
RICEY42o

I hope Saints Row 4 have 4 or 8 co-ops in story mode. In Third too much online glitching. Car vanish in front of me.

Enforcer246
Enforcer246

I honestly had way more fun playing SR3 than GTA4.

jubeio
jubeio

4 player coop i have to agree saints row 2 and 3 have been amazing will be playing them a lot more can't wait for 4th one!

cipo89
cipo89

Would love a new SR

fuzzworthy
fuzzworthy

This was the worst Saint's Row to come out to date. Lack of customization, bad music, and they killed the most iconic character in the game in the beginning sequences! The next Saint's Row needs to be less over the top and wacky and more akin to Saint's Row 1 & 2's wackiness. It was almost subtle in the first one but the second brought it out more BUT, the seriousness was still there. Saint' Row 3 was just so... disappointing.

DawnForMe
DawnForMe

They should include night clubs, nudity and SEX !

BautistaAssault
BautistaAssault

 @dmans12  They should because we have all seen people naked before and it will add more realism

RockMSockM09
RockMSockM09

 @gaimerboy You're right: NCIS, 60 Minutes, Big Bang Theory, the Mentalist, Rizzoli & Isles, America's Got Talent, The Closer, Burn Notice, Breaking Bad... all of the top rated shows on television. Yup, they're all crass and distasteful. Sigh.

 

I love Saints Row as much as the next guy, but do some research next time. 

LePatron93
LePatron93

 @Heavyhitta7 I agree. My character was like Boobzilla but completely lacked the best part part... They should also incorporate like dynamic breasts. I hated that i could make my characters jugs gigantic but they stay so far apart. it ruined alot of outfits.

 

JRichter85
JRichter85

 @jesle It was good but  since they killed johnny I don't see a point of building off of DLC from the Third it should be a Prequel to the first one so Johnny Gat can be in the game. 

gaimerboy
gaimerboy

 @2pac1124 i disagree with you completely.  i love the dildos.  i love all the explosive.  all the weapons. i love how crazy and out of this world saints row the third is.  there r so many other games you can play if you want "realistic."  i hope they make saints row 4 even more crazy.  more sex toys.  can we get some male strippers and more sex!!    lmao

Nimpe
Nimpe

 @2pac1124 If you want a game like that, there are plenty of generic gangsta gang war games. If that's seriously what you expect from saints row, you are in the wrong series. Saints Row is making FUN of all of those elements. Nobody wants another GTA clone.

LePatron93
LePatron93

 @SmithSet2011 Why do we need a prequel its Saints Row the saints could just go back in time to save Gat and change the future. or something along those lines.

LePatron93
LePatron93

 @dmans12 lol discounts on lapdances when you purchase a strip club. and strippers for homies... wait wasnt there DLC for that.

LePatron93
LePatron93

 @Jimrockstar I never played SR1 but SR2 was just as much a hjoke as SRTT I actually like the story for SRTT ,more. just wish it was long and Gat turned out to be allive as like a cyborg or something.

LePatron93
LePatron93

SR2 had a more emotional and indepth story. but the game itself was very boring to play. customization is different bujut i honestly liked it better. id trade in blocky bling and crooked hats for massive jugs anyday,.

 

JRichter85
JRichter85

 @gaimerboy LMAO, you said you loved dildos. I hope your a chick with your name just wanting to hide that you are one.