Volition: 'Saints Row' future going in "different direction"

Volition Inc., developer on Saints Row 4, is already thinking about where the franchise is going to go next.

In a recent interview with GameReactor, Saints Row 4 design director Scott Phillips stated that he wants to conclude all the current Saints Row character's storylines with the upcoming title.
“I remember telling people: ‘I don’t know how we’re going to top this. We’ve got a mission on Mars, we’ve got a heli-carrier, we’ve got zombies. Where do we go from here?’” he recalled.

“But everybody took a vacation, we came back, started fresh, and very quickly we came up with: ‘Well we’ve got to have… let’s do superpowers. It’s something we’ve always been talking about. Wouldn’t it be great to run as fast as a car, or jump over a building, or be able to pick up somebody with your mind and throw them across the city.’

“Things started snowballing from there. You know, fighting aliens came out of that because we needed an enemy that properly fights you, and then being the President felt like the next logical step from being a celebrity. So it all sort of came together. We definitely have a mentality of like: ‘Alright, we did that last time. We’ve got to that, plus one. We’ve got to do better than that this time.’”
Phillips stated that if there is going to be a Saints Row 5, the franchise will have to go in a different direction.
“We’re definitely considering Saints Row IV sort of the end of that saga of this character and the Saints as they are.

“So if there’s any more future Saints Rows – which you know we always hope there will be, we hope there’s fans for future games like that – they will probably continue in a different direction.”
Saints Row 4 releases in late August.

Via VG247