The head of Embracer Group has admitted that the latest reboot of Saints Row didn’t meet his expectations however that insists the sequence’ future just isn’t in jeopardy.
Following a blended response to the Saints Row launch in August, the place NME stated the sport “just isn’t all that good”, Embracer Group has now held its annual basic assembly. Embracer is the father or mother group that owns a large number of gaming studios, together with Saints Row developer Deep Silver Volition and writer Plaion.
During that assembly, Embracer CEO Lars Wingefors acknowledged that he had greater hopes for Saints Row’s launch. “Obviously, personally I had hoped for a greater reception of the game,” stated Wingefors. “It’s been a very polarised view, and there is a lot of things that could be said and details around it, but I am happy to see a lot of gamers and fans happy. At the same time I’m a bit sad to see also fans not happy. It’s difficult.”
Acknowledging that Saints Row continues to be “fairly early in [its] release window,” he additionally talked about that bug fixes and new content material are on the way in which (by way of, PC Gamer) however when prompted as as to if the blended response has modified his opinion on the long-term way forward for the franchise he stated it had not.
“You always want every instalment of any IP to be greater than the last one,” he stated, explaining that there’s a “process to evaluate your position, the outcomes” and that the Embracer Group has “hundreds” of individuals engaged in Saints Row. Wingefors went on to reiterate that he has “great trust” in that crew of individuals and was positive they’d make the correct choices for the way forward for the sport.
Closing out the AGM with a Q&A bit, Wingefors additionally talked about that he was conscious that “Saints Row, for example, is one of the harder ones in terms of return on investment. His assured attitude to the franchise continued as he closed out his response by stating that period of a smaller return on investment is “behind” the corporate, and that it “will make money”.
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