“It’s coming and it’s going to be great,” says THQ Nordic’s CEO when discussing Saints Row V
It looks like Saints Row V will be getting a proper reveal next year.
Klemens Kundratitz, the CEO of publisher Koch Media, which was acquired by publisher THQ Nordic in 2017 for a cool $149.6 million, let slip the news in a recent interview with Gamesindustry.biz. “Saints Row is very close to our hearts, and we’ll talk about it next year,” said Kundratitz during the discussion, which explored the return of classic gaming franchises. “For the time being, we just wanted to get the word out that it’s coming and it’s going to be great.”
We’ve known about the existence of Saints Row V for a few months now. Lars Wingefors, the Owner/Co-Founder, Nordic Games Holdings AB, said in an August earnings report that “Volition is deep in development of a brand-new Saints Row game, the first full entry in this much-loved series since Saints Row IV was released in 2013.”
It’s worth noting that Volition was forced to layoff 30 staffers following the lackluster performance of 2017’s Agents of Mayhem (read our full review here). Kundratitz lamented the game’s disappointing sales and cuts to the studio in the interview with Gamesindustry.biz, but remains positive about the studio’s ability to focus entirely on the next entry in the long-running series.
“With Volition, we have the creators of all the Saints Row games as an internal studio, and they’re not going to be distracted by anything else from creating our next game under this important franchise.”