Saints Row 5 (Reboot): All That We Know So Far
The Grand Theft Auto games have been one of the most influential games of all time. A variety of new games and entire genres have spawned out of the various GTA games that we’ve seen over the years. One of the weirdest, funniest, and wackiest experiences to stem out of GTA is the Saints Row franchise. With the reboot of Saints Row 5 release date just around the corner, many long-time fans are excited about the new features.
Is it going to be like the previous Saints Row titles? Is it going to be like Just Cause? Or, is it going to be like GTA 5? These are some of the burning questions in every gamer’s mind, and we’re going to answer them for you. So without any more delay, let’s discuss what we know about the Saints Row 5 aka The Saints Row Reboot, in detail.
Saints Row 5 Release Date
Developed by Volition and published by Deep Silver, Saints Row 5 hasn’t seen any change in management. This is a good thing because the feel of the game is much more likely to be consistent. The devs at Volition know how to make a Saints Row game and only they know how to do it.
The game is set to release on 23 Aug 2022 and it doesn’t seem like it’ll be delayed further. We’ve already had the game postponed once and it seems like the devs utilize their time well. When Saints Row 5 releases, it’ll be a respite for a lot of people who’ve been waiting for GTA 6. Saints Row 5 should keep us occupied with its expansive world for at least a few years till Rockstar Games makes an announcement.
How Is Saints Row 5 Different?
Now, coming on to the crux of the issue. How does Saints Row 5 differ from the previous Saints Row titles and other open-world games? Well, the answer is simple – it’s Saints Row. The entire franchise has been renowned for introducing over-the-top characters, stories, and gameplay. The explosions are big, the cars are built like tanks, and the weapons are just plain mayhem.
For those of you who love customizing your game, Saints Row 5 is gonna be a treat. The devs have exclusively released a video detailing how you can customize just about everything. From cars to your character to your crib, you don’t have to settle.
The mayhem is obviously not as detailed as in Just Cause, but it’s plenty to keep your inner evil-genius amused. Although the gameplay of Saints Row has never been as refined as GTA titles, the franchise has progressed a lot. The devs had strongly emphasized the co-op mode this time.
This time around, the devs say the co-op will be seamless and there’ll be several quality-of-life changes. These will make joining or leaving a co-op game more enjoyable. However, we still don’t know if there will be any major bugs or how smooth the entire experience is.
What to Expect from the Reboot?
If you’re expecting a game that’s identical to previous Saints Row games then you might be in for a disappointment. Saints Row 5 has truly revamped a lot of the visuals that people usually associated with Saints Row: The Third and Saints Row IV. This time, it’s literally a Saints Row Reboot that we’re getting.
The visuals are quite different as well. The game has a lot more orange hues due to its new setting Santo Ileso based on the American southwest. The graphics have been upped a notch but the Saints Row vibe is still there. It might be too early to say, but it doesn’t seem like this game is going to be anything like the previous ones. The trailers have been relatively decent so far and the game seems a lot more mature.
The release date of Saints Row 5 nears us every day and it’s hard to control all of the excitement. Till then, keep obsessing over the game so that you kill the tiniest bit of sanity in yourself – like a true gamer!
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