Saint’s Row 4 is fast approaching, and it looks like the game will be more over the top than ever before. The game has always been compared to Grand Theft Auto, but it’s more comical approach to open world gameplay separates the game from other open world games. The game has always come under a bit of criticism for how silly it can get, but Volition doesn’t feel that the game’s wackiness gets in the way of sales.
Speaking with OXM, senior producer Jim Boon discusses how he feels about the critics. “Ultimately I don’t think that Saint’s Row’s tone gets in the way of bigger sales. If anything, I think our tone is an element of our success. “Saint’s Row is quite unlike anything else out there, and I think gamers crave unique experiences – I know I do. We have a lot of passionate fans that love SR, so I think we are striking the right chord,” he said.
“Also, I do want to mention that Jason [Rubin] was extremely supportive if SR4 and really liked what we were doing with the game. He would often offer ideas for the game, and those ideas were never suggestions about changing our tone. He was a fan of the series and loved what we were doing”.
Saint’s Row 4 hits North America for August 20 on PC, PS3 and Xbox 360.