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Saints Row: The Third Remastered is being Optimized for Xbox Series X|S, launch date for Steam and GOG announced

Saints Row The Third Remastered Screenshot
Saints Row The Third Remastered Screenshot (Image credit: Deep Silver)

What you need to know

  • Saints Row: The Third Remastered is a wonderful upgrade to an aging game that combines GTA with absolute chaos.
  • Today, Deep Silver has announced that Saints Row: The Third Remastered is being upgraded for Xbox Series X|S and PS5 on May 25, 2021 for free.
  • Improvements to the game will include better lighting, higher texture resolutions, superior visual effects, and greater performance at up to 60 FPS.
  • Saints Row: The Third Remastered is also getting an expanded PC release on May 22, 2021 on Steam and GOG.

One of the best game remasters in the last few years is undoubtedly Saints Row: The Third Remastered, which breathed new life into the 2011 game that combined aspects of Grand Theft Auto with even more chaos and humor. While the game is already worth a play on its own, Deep Silver has announced today that Saints Row: The Third Remastered is being upgraded for free on Xbox Series X, Xbox Series S, and PS5 on May 25, 2021.

The next-gen (current-gen) upgrade for Saints Row: The Third Remastered looks to be a pretty thorough update, and will include improvements like:

  • Greater performance settings similar to the PC edition
  • Improvements to lighting, texture resolution, visual effects, and more
  • Faster loading speeds
  • Up to 4K at 60 FPS on Xbox Series X and PS5
  • Up to 1080p at 60 FPS or upscaled 4K at 30 FPS on Xbox Series S
  • Free upgrade via Smart Delivery on Xbox
  • Activities support on PS5, with a Saints Row purple for the light on DualSense

Saints Row: The Third Remastered should be a visual treat on Xbox Series X|S, and gives fans of the series another reason to revisit Steelport and cause some mayhem.

Not only is Saints Row: The Third Remastered being upgraded for next-gen consoles, it's also getting an expanded release on PC. On May 22, 2021, Saints Row: The Third Remastered will be available on Steam and GOG on top of the Epic Games Store.

Saints Row: The Third Remastered was already a fantastic game well-worth playing, but its continued support with an upgrade on Xbox Series X|S and PS5 might make it one of the best Xbox games right now.

Zachary Boddy
Zachary Boddy

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