In an interview with Gamereactor, Saints Row IV’s design director Scott Phillips spoke briefly about what we can expect from the Saints Row series moving forward.

When Volition created Saints Row: The Third, the designers had to spend resources on making a new engine. According to Phillips, because they’re re-using that tech (with improvements) for Saints Row IV, the team has more time to outshine its already bizarre scenarios.

But how do you top being a super-powered president? Maybe you don’t. 

“We’re definitely considering Saints Row IV the end of that saga of this character and the Saints as they are,” Phillips said. “So if there’s any more future Saints Rows – which you know we always hope there will be, we hope there are fans for future games like that – they will probably continue in a different direction.”

Check out the full interview for information about superpowers, multiplayer modes, and more.

Saints Row IV releases on August 20. 

[Source: Gamereactor]


Our Take
Phillips’ comment could mean anything. Maybe the hypothetical Saints Row V would ditch the over-the-top tone in favor of something more serious. Maybe the open-world environment could be swapped for one more conducive to linear play. We'll have to wait to find out for sure, but I hope Volition doesn't leave its exaggerated brand of comedy behind. We already have a Grand Theft Auto.