More and more developers are opening up about past projects, revealing old games that we never got play or even knew existed.
Volition’s Saints Row: Undercover is yet another deceased relic, found in a storeroom on an old PSP devkit.
Revealed in 2009 by Swedish metal band Opeth (seriously), Saints Row: Undercover was originally set to launch in 2010.
The project was eventually shelved by Volition, as the now defunct THQ didn’t believe it lived up to the name of Saints Row.
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According to Eurogamer, some of Volition’s employees weren’t even aware of the project’s existence until finding it buried away in a cupboard.
“It was supposed to be a Saints Row 2 port directly to the PSP,” said video producer Alexander Mejia. “They realized it wouldn’t work, so then they started making [it] its own game.”
The project was being developed by an outside studio, as Volition itself isn’t a handheld developer.
Being outsourced may have led to the game’s cancellation, which failed the capture the scale and style of its console counterparts.
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Volition will be showing off the game during a livestream on Thursday, January 28 over on its channel.
The last Saints Row game to release was Saints Row: Gat out of Hell, a small expansion set in a world inspired by satanic imagery and other ridiculous stuff.
Volition is yet to announce a sequel to Saints Row IV, but hopefully it has something up its sleeve.