Bear in mind this yr’s Saints Row? Volition would in all probability desire that you simply did not, which could go some technique to explaining why the studio lately determined to improve everybody’s copy of Saints Row 4 to its full-fat Re-elected Version, containing all of the game’s story and beauty DLC and even introducing cross-play between Steam, Epic, and GOG variations of the game. 

Sadly, that improve appears to have backfired, and gamers now report a myriad of bugs with their new model of SR4. Each the Saints Row Steam boards and subreddit are crammed with gamers complaining of damaged saves, crashes, and mods failing to operate. It is also acquired just a few hundred detrimental Steam critiques because the update. If it is succeeded in washing the style of Saints Row (2022) out of gamers’ mouths, it is solely as a result of it tastes even worse.

Deep Silver, SR4’s writer, says it is wanting into the issue, and urges anybody experiencing bugs they have not already seen reported to get in contact with through its web site. For now, a useful Steam consumer has written up a guide to revert to a pre-upgrade model of the game, however be warned it is a bit of a labour-intensive course of. 

It is definitely a disgrace. Not like its successor, SR4 was a wonderful game. Wealthy McCormick scored it 90% in his Saints Row 4 overview all the way in which again in 2013 (you recognize, a decade in the past), complimenting its “heartfelt love for the medium” of videogames, in distinction to GTA’s filmic pretensions. Hopefully it will be mounted sooner moderately than later. It’s, in any case, the final nice game Volition made.

In different Volition information, the studio lately discovered itself folded into Gearbox after the lacklustre response to this yr’s Saints Row. Volition’s mum or dad firm, Embracer Group, offered the merge as a move to provide the studio an “skilled administration crew within the US,” and “create future success”. Not off to an ideal begin, however in equity, the brand new administration has in all probability barely had time to get via the door.