At E3 I had the opportunity to play a 10 min section of Saints Row IV, which included a story based section that shows what happens when the Saints go marching into the White House and are in charge of the government, and a open world section that showcased all the super powers that you get in the game. You can check out my hands on impressions of the game by clicking here. I also got the chance to briefly interview interview with Steve Jaros, the Creative Director of Saints Row IV.
During the interview, we talked a little about things in the Saints Row universe that mattered to gay gamers and he had this to offer:
“We introduced the idea of romance in Saints Row now, which is kind of new for us…so, inclusiveness is very important to us at Volition and Saints Row as a title in particular because when you’re a game about player choice we want to go and celebrate whatever choices people want to make. We definitely want to make sure that we gave appropriate options for people…I’m actually really excited about that.”
On top of the amazing demo I played, this little tidbit makes me even more excited about this title, and happy to see that Volition is cognizant of the issues that matter to their LGBT fans.