The first two Saints Row games may never get a remake
The first two Saints Row games, which arguably helped define the Open-World genre when they arrived as exclusive Xbox 360 games back in the mid-2000s, may never get a remake from Volition. The studio behind the Saints Row series has seen significant changes over the years, spawning sequels, spin-offs, reboots, and even a remastered version of the third game. But, despite the ongoing success of the series, the original Saints Row and Saints Row 2 have never been remade.
Despite being labeled a GTA clone when it first arrived in 2006, the original Saints Row was a huge success, both critically and commercially. The game helped establish the future direction of the series, introducing notable characters such as Benjamin King, Johnny Gat, Pierce, Shaundi, and Carlos. The follow-up, Saints Row 2, arrived in 2008 and also saw success, with the series shifting focus to Steelport instead of Stilwater.
Now, the official Saints Row Twitter account has responded to queries about remakes of the first two games, stating that the studio has, “no plans” to pursue such a project. The first two games in the series were set in the city of Stilwater, whereas the later games shifted focus to Steelport, introducing a more outlandish and zany tone to the series.
Despite the lack of a remake, the original games are still worth playing, not just for the way they set the stage for the sequels, but also for the twists they introduce and the iconic characters they introduce. The upcoming reboot of Saints Row reportedly won’t be a Trilogy Remaster, but it may be available for free on PlayStation Plus in September.
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