Deep Silver’s action-adventure open world video game, Saints Row IV will have a lot of new content, something that’s not going to change is the DLC’s.
“We plan on having a very robust DLC plan for Saints Row IV, just like we did with 3,” senior producer Jim Boone told Destructoid.
“We haven’t put an exact number on it, in fact it’s frankly it’s something we’re still working on with Deep Silver. We had it all planned out with THQ, and we want to make sure [whether] the same drops make sense, the same timing and all that kind of stuff so we’re still kind of in a finalizing sort of mode. But it’s very comparable, at least our planning right now, is very comparable.”
Volition had planned on a 40 weeks of DLC content for Saints Row: The Third, which eventually resulted in the “Full Package” version featuring all the DLC’s.
In other interview Destructoid caught up with creative director Steve Jaros to ask him about the amount of content for Saints Row IV on disc compared to the SR3:
“Size wise, the main story mission is about the same length. Open world content? Fuck ton more. Way more, it’s absurd. When you ask me what do you say to fans who are worried about there not being enough content on the disc, I say you’re not ready. You have no idea.”
“The other day I was playing the build, I was supposed to be reviewing dialogue in different missions, right? I’m on this path, and I stop and go ‘oh there’s this open world thing I want to go and do!’ It’s four hours later, I’ve only played three missions in like four hours. It just pulls you in with all this open world content for you to explore and do, and there’s so much of it.”
Steve gave an example about the increase in content was on the amount of collectables in the game.
“It’s so much more than anything that we’ve done in any Saints Row game. There’s more content in Saints Row IV than any Saints Row game that’s come out. I think that we’re well past anything that we’ve done, so I have no concerns whatsoever about amount of content on the disc ’cause there’s a ton of it.”
The developer addressed fan concerns that a high amount of DLC could be perceived as hollowing out the core game.
“Personally, I don’t think it’s a hollowed experience ’cause Volition is doing as much as they can to put as much as they can into the game. I think what some people don’t realize is that a lot of our DLC that is created isn’t even created by Volition.
“There’s another company that often times are creating DLC. That stuff is being developed by a totally separate team while we are working on making the main game come out,” he concluded.
Saints Row IV will launch on PC and current-gen consoles on August 20, 2013, in North America and August 23, 2013, in the rest of the world.
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