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PS4, Xbox One getting Saints Row IV

Developer Volition is bringing its super-powered crime game to new-gen consoles.

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Neonridr610d ago

of course.. exactly what this gen needs more of.. more remasters.

-Foxtrot610d ago

Remasters are fine if they are fantastic games which deserve it...however this along with Sleeping Dogs are not games which deserve it.

Saints Row 4 was pretty bad, it's horrible what they've done to the franchise.

AngelicIceDiamond610d ago

"Saints Row 4 was pretty bad, it's horrible what they've done to the franchise."

I, I agree. If it was 2 or 3 it wouldn't be so bad because those games were good.

LightSamus610d ago

SR4 is the most fun I've had playing Saints Row and Sleeping Dogs is a fantastic game. Opinions and all that, but you're mad.

-Foxtrot610d ago (Edited 610d ago )

Sleeping Dogs was hyped up to be amazing when really it was average at best. the small map and the fact there wasn't much to do after the main missions brought the game down

Saints Row 4 was basically an expansion pack for Sainta Row 3 they made into a full game, same setting, same map, same animations it was a cash in. When Sainta Row 2 got it just right they went in another direction and ruined the franchise.

Yeah I am mad...thanks for noticing.

700p610d ago

Sleeping dogs had one of the best stories out there. Underrated too.

Palitera610d ago

Earlier this month I listed SR4 as one of the games that can justify a remake. The game was good, but the graphics and performance were absolutely terrible!

Will sell my PS3 copy of the game and wait for the rerelease.

As for Sleeping Dogs, I agree. No reason at all for a remake.

SoapShoes610d ago

@Foxtrot - There isn't much to do in any open world game after you beat it. GTA5 is no different, I get bored of GTA after I beat it and run around for a bit. There are things to do but there's no real point in doing them.

ABizzel1610d ago

@Foxtrot

Sleeping Dogs wasn't bad, but I agree it wasn't a "big enough" game to truly get the hype a remaster needs to simply sell well. I see it doing a few hundred thousand copies, but it's not going to be huge.

In Saint's Row case, this is bad simply because it's only SR4. They should have had 1, 2, 3, and 4. For the HD Remasters you have to either be GOTY worthy, or it needs the entire collection.

DeadlyOreo610d ago

I welcome this news. Saints Row slipped under my radar when it came out, I think because I was helplessly addicted to Borderlands 2. But this is great, now I get to play a definitive version of it.

JWiLL552610d ago

You shut your mouth about Sleeping Dogs!

geddesmond610d ago

Both of those games are good but not remastered worthy.

Honestly I would rather developers worked on new games now and brought us remasters in 2-3 years. I only have 4 next gen games out of about 15, the rest are all remasters and I'm getting sick of them.

Diablo 3, The last of us. Metro, tombraider, Dead nation, pixel junk shooter, FF14, Trine 2. I will not buy anymore of them until GTAV. Remasters should only be reserved for masterpieces like Tombraider, GTAV and TLOU. Metro is also worthy as a PS only gamer I never played the first so its like a new title on next gen for me.

Loktai610d ago

I have sleeping dogs on PC and its pretty good. The way I see it nobody is making you buy it and the only peoples time being taken up by making it is the Dev themselves... if someone didnt play it last gen and wants a more updated or better looking version or one with all the DLC on the system they're currently playing I dont see anything wrong with supplying that especially early in the consoles lives where they can use a few filler games.

PLUS It could be a good source of money for the dev to start a new IP or sequel, developing new games from the ground up for the new gen hardware isnt cheap, at least not if its an AAA game that actually milks the hardware.

ShinMaster610d ago

Sleeping Dogs was underhyped.

You maybe heard a group of gamers parsing it and assumed everyone did.
That game had a better story, driving mechanics and fighting than some other major open world games out there.

ThunderPulse610d ago (Edited 610d ago )

You whine about the remasters the same way you whine about TLOU MP DLC, go to bed kid.

Brighat609d ago

Sleeping Dogs is an amazing game. Really enjoyed it. Loved the characters, the soundtrack, the gameplay and story. However, I don't need the PS4 version. I can replay the PC version.

ShadowWolf712609d ago

Gonna have to disagree with you. Sleeping Dogs was pretty freakin' amazing.

raistra609d ago

SR4 on its self would have been a good game, just the laziness that went into it has amazed me.

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AngelicIceDiamond610d ago (Edited 610d ago )

Heres our BC in todays gaming yall.

charging 60 for a game we already bought and spend 120$ overall for the same game.

Certain games are worth it. MCC, TLOUS, maybe even ME remaster.

But every game that gets a metacritic of 70, 80 or above deserves a remake now?

Come on.

Both Sony and MS thought it was easier to leave BC out and allow devs to re-charge us for their last gen games.

I know devs need money more than any other generation combined but this isn't the answer.

ColManischewitz610d ago

I like that "Here's our backward compatibility in today's gaming, y'all."

IHassounah610d ago

The game isn't 60 dollars , it's 29.99$ and with the new expansion pack it's 49.99$

Palitera610d ago

Also if people are paying for it, it's a sign that consumers want it.

I'm not into HD remasters, but this is one I'll get. It really needed better performance and graphics. Along with RDR and Darksiders 2, this one closes my list of buyable and needed remakes.

SilentNegotiator610d ago (Edited 610d ago )

"charging 60 for a game we already bought and spend 120$ overall for the same game"

Who has the gun to your head? And why did they tell you it was $60 when it isn't?

DCfan610d ago

No one's holding a gun to your head, forcing you to buy said game.

Loktai610d ago

Remember the previous generation? There were a ton of instances of this both beginning middle and end of life. Metal gear solid collections, Zone of the enders HD , beyond good and evil HD , HD HD HD HD everthing HD which was just a fancy way of saying we've used the assets from the PC version or remade the game to
use some of 360/PS3s grunt. And that didnt stop it
kept happening getting older games in HD and we kept
buying them! And of course they keep shoveling them out.

Also: How is this different from buying a movie on Bluray that you owned on VHS and then DVD? People do that alot. Yes I know its cheaper but its the same percentage increase or even moreso except in that case the Bluray probably is more expensive.

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Neonridr610d ago

Don't get me wrong, I am all for certain remasters. I am having a blast playing TLOU and even bought Wind Waker HD.

Obviously it helps if I haven't played the game the first time (Tomb Raider was an example). But Sleepings Dogs? Saints Row IV?

It just sounds like some developer are just being lazy and figuring they can score some extra bucks while putting in zero effort to make these games..

Angerfist610d ago

True. It really is becoming a bad habit. Especially when the Game was on PC. The Port can probably be done within a month on certain games.
SR4 doesn't justify a Remaster anyway, only Mass Effect, Gears of War and Uncharted Trilogies really deserve Remasters.

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spacedelete610d ago

to be fair Saints Row 4 is the best super hero game of all time ironically as it used to be a straight up GTA clone and its so much more fun than Infamous second son its not even funny. Saints Row 4 is the game Infamous second son was suppose to play like.

Blaze929610d ago

this generation is becoming fuuuuunny

stefan771609d ago

They are cheaper and easier to make and there's essentially no demand for new games so expect a lot more remasters

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Starbucks_Fan610d ago

Greedy. I don't think this was necessary. Focus on a 5th game please or do something new.

JeffGrubb610d ago

They are doing something new. They also announced Gat Out of Hell.

MisfitsInc610d ago

ew, the game really wasn't that good.

RedCloud88610d ago

I probably won't get this, but I hope it sets a precedent with the pricing on future Remasters. $30 is totally acceptable.

GusHasGas610d ago

This is going to mark the THIRD time that SR4 is being released. Was released at launch, and then as the National Treasure Edition, and now the new-gen edition. Because no one wants a new game, right?!

Damnit, this franchise has just become a mega, uninnovative cash grab for Volition and Deep Silver. It needs to go back to its roots.

WeAreLegion610d ago

Its roots were a bad GTA rip-off. Saints Row IV was a brilliant satire of both video games and pop culture. It was so much fun!