Saints Row IV GAT V DLC released for free on PC today

Volition gives away Saints Row IV GAT V DLC for free on Steam the day Grand Theft Auto V is released for Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3.

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Developer Volition has announced the GAT V DLC for Saints Row IV, and has released it for free on the PC for September 17.

Taking the opportunity to reference the fact that Grand Theft Auto V has not been announced for the PC, the DLC's description on Steam says, "Want to buy GAT V on PC? Too bad! Because we made the GAT V pack FREE on Steam for today only!"

"It's the moment every gamer has been waiting for: GAT V is here! Dress up as star-crossed lovers Gat and Aisha and strap on a heavy machine gun and a combat knife launcher for the ultimate Saints Row experience."

Volition has also released The Wild West Pack for Saints Row IV, which includes a cowboy outfit, Wild West dress, and a Western-themed shotgun and revolver.

Publisher Deep Silver says both Saints Row IV DLC packs are now available on Steam worldwide and on the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 in North America, with a September 18 date on consoles for the rest of the world.

A long-running petition campaigning Rockstar to release Grand Theft Auto V on the PC recently crossed 350,000 signatures.

Saints Row IV was released last month on the PC, Xbox 360, and PlayStation 3.

Discussion

209 comments
dogbert784
dogbert784

Being the easily forgettable ones in the open world game genre really hurts, doesn't Volition? Since "GAT V" is the only way you can stay in the news. 

Justforvisit
Justforvisit

"Mommy Mommy, I want GTA V!"

*Buys GAT V*

Temper Tantrum in 4....3.....2....

CBN16
CBN16

I beat this game and really liked it. It still does not even compare to GTA V though.

I think it's kind of a lame move on their part. They're clearly angry about GTA V's sales compared to SR IV's

Diegoctba
Diegoctba

Well, funny, i guess?

For me, SR4 was just meh. Now that's funny. xD

chibi-acer
chibi-acer

Yay, free DLC!  Won't stop some people from whining, though. :p

I'm sure GTA V is fun, but no PC version = no sale for me.  Hopefully they'll eventually port it, otherwise I'll wait until it's in the discount bin.  Or at least Xmas.

Vozlov
Vozlov

Anyone played GTA 5 yet?

Anyone meet the guy petitioning for the legalization of marijuana yet?

Crying. With. Laughter.

They can come up with something like that whilst this is the best Violition can come up with. I couldn't define the difference between the two games better.

Catz_03
Catz_03

This is so dumb, I love it.

icegust
icegust

Many say that GTA is better than Saints Row but in my opinion Saints Row is simply the best

SingletreeAve
SingletreeAve

Cool.  Really disappointed with draw distances and overall graphics quality of GTA 5.  Oh well, I gave it shot.

Raggi_Boy
Raggi_Boy

I'm not laughing, so it probably wasn't very funny

OurSin-360
OurSin-360

lol, that's pretty damn funny tbh

dragonkantus
dragonkantus

funny...this is about SR4 but people made a console war....

WICGuardian
WICGuardian

I'm gonna play Saints Row DLC instead of my new GTA game said noone

malokevi
malokevi

I heard this game is exactly as good as I thought it would be. Fun for about 5 minutes.

nini200
nini200

I love "GAT" V

 It's my favorite gun on COD Lol

kohle36
kohle36

PSA: You can activate this even if you don't own SR IV. On a side note, this thing is going to be a massive dlc fest no?

blackrunie
blackrunie

it's obvious that there's no PC version yet.

rockstar will wait a couple of months, release GTA V for next-gen consoles and port that to the PC.

if they'd make it for the PC, they'd have to downscale it, which means extra work, for next-gen consoles.
this way, they'll upgrade the visuals of the game they already have and just port that.

Warlord_Irochi
Warlord_Irochi

@chibi-acer After GATIII, the first released first on consoles, all of them came eventually. So I don't think PC gamers have to worry about that, just be patient :)

jimrhurst
jimrhurst

@frylock1987 SR4 is actually exceeding company expectations, I believe.  Its sales figures are a rounding error for a game like GTA, but they also make it for a fraction of the cost so....

richardcam21
richardcam21

@frylock1987 Not really. The two franchises each have their own fan base, so they'll both sell. Plus, even if that wasn't the case, SR4 is on PC while GTAV isn't, so that would continue to sell anyway.

schu
schu

@icegust

I like them both equally for different reasons myself.

chibi-acer
chibi-acer

@thermalmotion Do it, it's fun!  But get the PC version if your computer can run it, because of the mods.

Celiria_Rose
Celiria_Rose

@malokevi Thats funny, I had fun with the game for 40 hours between two playthroughs.

Vozlov
Vozlov

@blackrunie Why would they have to downscale it? They achieved what they have on technology 7 years old. WTF are you on about?

Cyampagn
Cyampagn

@blackrunie Oh god, stop talking already; 'upgrade the visuals'? 'downscale it'? Do you have any knowledge on game design, at all? Stop pulling ideas out your ass.

WeWerePirates
WeWerePirates

@Celiria_Rose @malokevi Weird that. It seems that people who haven't played the game know best that it's not fun.

I mean I played it and its the most fun I've had this year with my pants on. Turns out I was wrong!

jimrhurst
jimrhurst

@frylock1987 @LADIES_MAN_2013 They aren't even trying to compete with GTA 5.  They just want to free ride on some of the ABSURD marketing outlay of GTA 5 to make a joke and get a few bucks on amusing DLC.  Can't say I blame them.

blackrunie
blackrunie

@Vozlov @blackrunie you're not reading what i'm saying.

i was talking about next-gen versions.

if they develop for PC first, they'll develop for hardware more advanced than the next-gen consoles, which means they'd have to lower the graphical side of the game in order to make it work on those next-gen consoles.

with PC people clamouring for GTA V at all, it makes sense to develop for the next-gen first and then just port it over to PC, giving them experience with next-gen consoles as well.

Marsh87
Marsh87

@Cyampagn @blackrunie He\She meant that Rockstar will wait for next gen consoles to be released, make ports for those consoles and then make it for PC(or might do it simultaneously) because of the x86 architecture which the the next gen consoles will be based on ....it will cover overhead costs required to bring it to PC 

Vozlov
Vozlov

@blackrunie @Vozlov

'if they'd make it for the PC, they'd have to downscale it, which means extra work, for next-gen consoles.'

Learn proper sentence structure and don't go crazy with commas everywhere and people will understand your point of view better.

Regardless though they'll just port the current version to PC and upgrade it. From there they can port it to the xbox one IF they want.

They aren't going to vastly upgrade the game regardless of what they take it to next.

Maybe some higher definition textures, maybe a longer draw distance but they wouldn't bother putting in all the extra effort you seem to be implying for say the PC over the xbox one. What would be the point?