It’s been almost seven years since the last true entry in the bombastic Saints Row series, and a new one probably won’t be coming anytime soon -- publisher Deep Silver mentioned that a new game was in development as of last year, but has yet to reveal more details. However, fans won’t have to wait long for a hold-over: A remaster of Saints Row: The Third is coming next month. The game will hit PS4, Xbox One and PC on May 22, and will feature a variety of visual improvements, according to PC Gamer. Volition, the game’s developer, has added HDR and “physically based rendering” to the remaster, which creates more realistic lighting effects. The company also remodeled many of the game’s assets at a higher polygon count, meaning in-game objects will be more detailed. All of the original game’s DLC will be included in the remaster, so the title comes with plenty of gameplay.
According to PC Gamer, the developers chose to apply a fresh coat of paint to the third game in the series rather than the first two due to technical reasons. The more recent code is likely easier to work with and update. It’s certainly not a bad choice, though -- Saints Row: The Third is a fan-favorite. Hopefully this will tide gamers over until Deep Silver reveals more about the next game in the series.
Correction, 4/7/20 1:40PM ET: This story originally cited THQ rather than Deep Silver. THQ was the original publisher, but Deep Silver has since acquired the Saints Row series. We apologize for the error.