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Submitted by Lavalamp 648d ago | news

Full Geo-Mod enabled Saints Row is “literally impossible” in this gen, says Volition

Saints Row 4 senior producer Jim Boone has explained to VG247 why it would be literally impossible to create a fully Geo-Mod enabled edition of the sandbox game – complete with all the destruction of the team’s Red Faction series – on current-gen formats. (PC, PS3, Saints Row 4, Volition, Inc., Xbox 360)

Double_Oh_Snap  +   648d ago
So Next Gen? Please?
YodaCracker  +   648d ago
I find this quote funny:

>"“My suspicion is that if you looked at another game coming out that didn’t have that technology, that their buildings would look so superior to ours, the gamers would still look at it and say, ‘Wow, what’s wrong with Saints Row, why does it look so horrible? I know the buildings come apart but you know.’"

Other open world games already look FAR superior to Saints Row, and it doesn't even have building destruction. Just look at GTA V (or even the 5-year old GTA IV). The level of detail in the world is light years ahead of any Saints Row game. SR's buildings look like flat, cardboard cutouts in comparison.

>"‘What the hell’s happened to Volition? What the hell’s wrong with that? The city just looks awful compared to what I’m seeing in these other games because of the destruction."

Haha, you can cut out the last 4 words of that quote and that's something I would already say.
aliengmr  +   648d ago
Wrong. GTA4 in its released form does not look that great.

If Volition had $140 million to spend on SR4, it would probably look as good, since they probably didn't even have a fraction of that...

Funny thing, games actually cost money to develop. If you have a lot of it you can make a shiny game. If you don't...
sdozzo  +   648d ago
I've been playing Sr3 lately for the first time and I think it looks okay. No complaints. No loading times to really speak of. Maybe it's just been so long since I played gta 4.
AbortMission  +   648d ago
I also started playing SR3 once it came to PS+. At first I thought the city looked ghetto due to the purple color but then it "grew" on me. I loved free roaming the city at night. Great game to plat
sdozzo  +   647d ago
Yeah. The purple is all over but eventually you get used to it, etc.
aliengmr  +   648d ago
Then use Geo-mod elsewhere, in another title. Rather that than trying to make it work in SR.
AbortMission  +   648d ago
Am I the only one disappointed in the fact that the SR4 takes place in Steelport rather than a new city? I kinda don't want to play the game anymore seeing as how I practically know every street from SR3
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aliengmr  +   648d ago
Here's the problem, THQ started going downhill right about the time SR3 released. SR3 wasn't the cause, rather numerous other poor decisions.

They began work on an expansion for SR3 and a good ways into that development THQ passed the financial point of no return on its way to bankruptcy.

It was at this point it was decided to scrap the premise of the expansion and go with a full game.

At this point Volition has neither the time nor money to create the full fledged sequel and new engine everyone expects these days.

What they did, was have a full retail release ready by the time of the auction, which, based on the recent success of SR3, probably increased the value of the IP. Thus keeping it alive.

Honestly, SR4 isn't all I hoped for, but I would be much more disappointed if the franchise was shelved indefinitely.

However, with the announcement of mod support and planned release of an SDK (for PC), the previous disappointment had is gone.

What you and others wanted or even expected of them was just not possible. At least save the impossible expectations for when they actually have the time and money to try and meet them.
AbortMission  +   648d ago
Honestly, they should've scrapped the game (SR4) if it was intended to be SR3 DLC and come out with a legit sequel later after releasing "SR4"/SR3 DLC

I wouldn't have much of a problem with this if it wasn't confirmed that this would be the last Saints Row game (IIRC) I'll probably get this game later after a couple of discounts
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Skate-AK  +   648d ago
The pop-in is so bad on SR3.

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