Saints Row: The Third Remastered is real and better than GTA6 could ever hope to be

A major graphical overhaul is coming to the 'GTA clone' that outdid GTA

Listen, yes, we’re all excited about the inevitable-but-still-unannounced Grand Theft Auto 6 release date. But I’m here to tell you that there is already a game that has met and surpassed every expectation ever put upon the GTA series. That game is Saints Row: The Third, and following early leaks, a remaster of one of the best open-world games out there is finally confirmed.

Saints Row: The Third Remastered features a substantial graphical overhaul, with what the press release says is “around 4,000 assets reworked” courtesy of Sperasoft – a support studio that’s worked on everything from The Outer Worlds to Assassin’s Creed Odyssey. Weapons have been remodelled, cars have been redesigned, and a “vast proportion of the city” is blanketed in new textures. It’s the improved lighting that really stands out in the new trailer, though – Steelport looks practically modern, bathed in orange sunset.

The Remastered package also includes all the original DLC, including all the major story add-ons and new missions, plus the frankly absurd volume of cosmetic DLC released alongside the original game.

Saints Row: The Third Remastered is scheduled to launch on May 22, for $39.99 USD.

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And yes, the end of the trailer does indeed feature an Epic Store logo. If you want to play SR3 on Steam, there’s always the much-cheaper original – currently $14.99 / £10.99 / €14.99 with the full DLC collection.