Saints Row 2’s Source Code Has Been Rediscovered, So The PC Version Will Live Again

Saints Row 2’s Source Code Has Been Rediscovered, So The PC Version Will Live Again

Volition’s classic Saints Row 2 has been almost unplayable on PC for years after the game’s source code went missing and it turned into a bug-riddled mess. Good news today for anyone who still wants to play it, though: the code has been found, and Volition are working on getting a Steam version released.

The company announced the discovery in a livestream earlier today, saying that a two-person team is getting put to work rebuilding Saints Row 2 from scratch so that it’ll run on more modern systems/hardware configurations. This new version will run on Steam, not Gamespy (if you’d forgotten about Gamespy, it’s OK, this is a 2008 game ported to PC in 2009), and will also bring for the first time the game’s formerly console-exclusive DLC with it.

Ever since the game’s lack of updates basically killed it off, the only way to play Saints Row 2 (and its online modes) has been through the hard work of modders, who managed to get around Volition’s absence to varying degrees of success.

No word on a release date yet.

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