Saint's Row for PS3 Cancelled, Saint's Row 2 to Hit XBox 360 and PS3
THQ announced today that Saint’s Row for the PS3 has been canceled. Instead, the publisher is focusing their resources on a sequel to the original Saint’s Row.
The sequel, slated for a 2008 release for XBox 360 and PS3, is being developed by Volition, who also developed the original Saint’s Row. Over 1.4 million units of the XBox 360 version of Saint’s Row have shipped worldwide, says THQ. This number is likely to rise, as it has recently been released as a XBox 360 Platinum Hits title at a reduced price.
Apparently, THQ preferred to focus their attention on a successful, simultaneous launch of the sequel across multiple consoles. THQ CEO Brian Ferrel said, “We’ve done great things for our brands by putting them in the right time frame. The most important thing for the Saints Row franchise is to have a simultaneous shipment into a larger installed base next year. That’s what we’re looking for with Saints Row 2.”