Shortly after the Steam and GOG release of Saints Row: The Third Remastered on May 22, Deep Silver will be rolling out the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X/S versions of the remaster. I know, I know — this (surely) isn’t your favorite entry. But what if I told you the new console editions are a free upgrade?
Saints Row: The Third Remastered will be available directly on PS5 and Xbox Series X/S starting May 25, and it’s a free upgrade from PS4 and Xbox One. Always nice to see. Apart from new lighting and texture work compared to the original game, there’s a performance boost — expect to hit dynamic 4K at 60FPS, and in the case of Series S, your choice of either 1080p at 60FPS or 4K at 30FPS.
The developers are calling this “equivalent to the PC edition at high settings.”
On the PlayStation 5 front, there’s Activities support. That might sound minor if you haven’t used the PS5 cards before, but they’re great time-savers when they’re implemented with care. Also, the DualSense controller will glow purple while you play The Third Remastered because of course it will.
I liked the game well enough in 2011 (which is to say “less than Saints Row 2“), and I don’t know if I’ll ever go back. I’m looking forward to the future and whatever bonkers direction this series takes, though.