Saints Row reboot sales have flopped and now the franchise’s future seems uncertain. IP owner Embracer Group previously acknowledged the game’s mediocre critical and commercial reception, but this is the first time it has admitted that the reboot underperformed with “sub-par” return on investment.
Saints Row reboot changed how Embracer greenlights games
In its Q3 2022 financial report released yesterday, Embracer Group revealed that following the underwhelming performance of its console and PC games, the company has changed its policy towards greenlighting new projects. While it didn’t specifically single out Saints Row, Embracer made it clear that going forward, “each project has to earn its right to exist,” leaving a question mark around the series’ future.
Embracer Group gobbled up a number of game companies and IPs but has had little success with them, if any. The company acknowledged that it needs to “put quality first” and offer “unique, positive player experiences.”
We have increased management focus and efforts to optimize investments and efficiency across the group even further. To simplify, each project has to earn its right to exist, which means we will increase our efforts to put quality first even further, and make sure we create unique positive player experiences.
Embracer didn’t reveal how many copies Saints Row has shipped.