Following the game's disappointing release, Embracer's boss hopes for a better reception for Saints Row

Following the game's disappointing release, Embracer's boss hopes for a better reception for Saints

Lars Wingefors, Embracer''s co-founder, has talked to investors about Saints Row''s release, admitting that he had anticipated the game to have received a "greater experience."

Wingefors, a company which teaches Saints Row, acknowledged that its views on the series'' reboot had been "polarised" following the bug-laced release, according to Eurogamer. In his Saints Row review, Vikki Blake noted that its ''Unto the Breach'' mission was unplayable for her.

"There are a lot of things that may be explained and that''s why. I''m happy to see a lot of gamers and supporters happy. At the same time I''m a bit sad to see supporters also feeling dissatisfied," Lars told investors (via Axios'' Stephen Totilo).

Wingefors said a variety of fixes and new content for Saints Row will be released, and noted that Embracer should still make a profit. This will certainly be good news for the company, which saw its shares fall about seven percent following the game''s release.

"I''m confident we will make money on the investment," says Embracer. Would it have been as significant as a return of investment as we have seen in many other games? Not very likely, but we will make money, and that''s a good starting point," he adds, before declaring that this project had been "one of the tough ones" in Embracer''s growing catalog.

Wingefors said that "certainly, every initial of any IP must be greater than the last one," and "what you do is..." evaluate your position and the outcome... and there [are] hundreds of people involved in this game in the group... I still have a strong trust in those people, and I am certain they will recommend things for the future."

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According to Eurogamer''s review, Saints Row "won''t set the world alight," but there was still a "punchy game here with some pleasant surprises."

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