Embracer Group, the parent company of publishers Deep Silver and THQ Nordic, has revealed (opens in new tab) that it has 69 (nice) unannounced titles in the works across its family of studios, with a total number of 118 games under development at present.
That statistic was revealed in the publisher's annual earnings call (opens in new tab) to shareholders earlier this week, in which it also said that its next slate of "AAA game releases" since 2018's Metro Exodus won't be launching till the next fiscal year, which starts April 1, 2021 and ends on March 31, 2022.
The next Saints Row will be announced in 2020, Deep Silver confirms (opens in new tab)
Some have taken (opens in new tab) this statement as confirmation that Saints Row 5 (opens in new tab), which is in the works at Volition Entertainment, has been quietly delayed to next year. However, Saints Row 5 still hasn't been officially announced, although THQ previously promised "exciting things ahead for the Saints, [so] you don't want to miss out!" in a YouTube trailer last year. Embracer Group's earnings statement doesn't make any explicit references to another Saints Row game when discussing its 2021 plans.
In better news, Embracer Group confirms that this year alone will see the release of Biomutant (opens in new tab), Chorus (opens in new tab), Deep Rock Galactic, Destroy all Humans! (opens in new tab), Iron Harvest, MotoGP 20, Ride 4, Snowrunner, Wasteland 3 (opens in new tab), WWE2K Battlegrounds (opens in new tab) from its portfolio, alongside other yet-to-be-announced titles.
Sadly, there's still no word on when we can expect Dead Island 2 (opens in new tab), which was originally revealed in 2014 and has since moved its way through three different developers, and is now underway at Dambuster Studios. The game is listed for a PS4 and Xbox One release in the report, but it's true status remains a mystery for now.
For more, check out more upcoming PS4 games (opens in new tab) for 2020 and beyond, or watch our next gen episode of Dialogue Options below.