Volition’s Saints Row is out on August 23rd and offers tons of customization, which the developer believes to be the best available. For those who can’t wait to start creating their version of the Boss, there’s good news. Sources revealed to insider Tom Henderson (via Exputer) that a free game called Boss Factory would be announced at the Summer Game Fest and released on June 9th.
This essentially allows for creating one’s own protagonist before the full game’s release and then importing them in at launch. A trailer will showcase all of the different options (which are the same as those in the full game), including asymmetrical face customization. You can even use a unique share code for characters, allowing others to download them. This works across all platforms, so PC players can use share codes created on Xbox and PlayStation platforms.
If that weren’t enough, you can also vote for your favorite character designs with an alleged “Hall of Fame” and “Creator’s Corner” for the most popular designs. A Saints Row profile on the main site is required for both Boss Factory and the full game but you’ll apparently receive items like a Marshall Defense Technologies Rocket Launcher and two DJ helmets. Henderson also noted playtesters enjoying the game, calling it “wacky, hectic, but also has a lot of depth.” Reportedly, both new and old fans will enjoy the game.
Saints Row is out on August 23 for Xbox One, Xbox Series X, Xbox Series S, PS4, PS5 and PC. Stay tuned for more details in the meantime.