Saints Row IV was supposed to be released in Australia this week, but on Sunday we revealed the game’s retail launch was delayed by a week. On Steam, however, the situation was worse: the game was pushed back until September 20. Now things have changed. As a result of production delays it looks as though the retail release of Saints Row has been pushed back into September.
According to EB Games, at time of writing, Saints Row IV is scheduled for release on September 12, two weeks after the initial delay to August 30. The Steam pre-order listing, which previously stated September 20 now just reads ‘September’.
Presumably Deep Silver wants to hold off the Steam release to coincide with the retail release of Saints Row IV, which is likely the reason for the change on Steam. As for retail issues, we’re still waiting to hear back from Deep Silver for a statement, but we expect to hear something official at some point today.
We’ll update if we hear any more news.