The Saints Row Reboot has failed to meet Embracer Group's expectations, and the franchise's future is being evaluated.
Lars Wingefors, Embracer CEO, has expressed his displeasure over the reception of Saints Row, but he is confident the game will make money regardless. He described Saints Row as one of Embracer's toughest franchises to earn a good return on investment.
Saints Row has ended with a divided opinion from fans, though he noted that the publisher will need to submit a quarterly report in November in order to have more concrete data on the game's acceptance.
According to the Embracer CEO, the game will receive content updates and bug fixes in the future. He was optimistic that the game would make money on the investment. However, he stated that the return would not be as good as that of many other games.
Wingefors stated that as the game's publisher, Embracer will want every new version of any of its IPs to be better than the previous one. As such, Saints Row's future will be weighed on its financial status as well. He said he trusted the development team at Volition to do well in the future.
Saints Row is set in the fictional city of Santo Ileso, which is based somewhat on Las Vegas, Nevada, and is located in the American southwest. The fifth entry in the series was released on August 23, 2022 on PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, and Google Stadia.