Saints Row 4 will have to up the ante in terms of its over-the-top sense of humour, according to Volition design director Scott Phillips – who says the series will never take the GTA IV route of creating a more serious game in an otherwise silly series.
Those excited about the gleefully silly Saints Row: The Third (pictured) can rest assured that future installments will aim to up the ante even more in terms of the series’ over-the-top sense of humour.
Speaking to BeefJack at a press event yesterday, Volition design director Scott Phillips said that the next Saints Row game will not go in the same direction as the fourth Grand Theft Auto title, which left much of the silliness behind and created a more serious, story-driven experience.
“I think with The Third we’ve definitely defined the sort of game we want to make,” Phillips said. ”This is the open world we want – we want our players having fun when playing our games, and we want that to be our focus as a studio and as the Saints Row team.”
Asked if this meant the next game would have to up the insanity levels even further, Phillips replied: “I think it does. I mean, I think you always have to take the next game to the next level, you want to maintain the feeling of the previous game but expand it in new directions. And I’m sure we’ll come up with ideas that will push that boundary.”
Phillips strongly implied that the team is already working on Saints Row 4, but wouldn’t reveal any further details.
Look out for our full Volition interview on BeefJack next week – and keep up to date with all the latest Saints Row: The Third news.