Saints Row IV could have featured a dragon, according to Volition’s Jim Boone. The news that the already crazy third person action adventure could have sported a flying monster might come as a bit of a shock, even for a Saints Row game, but it was developed within a week.
“On Saints Row 4,” says Boone in an interview to be published on TheSixthAxis later today, “we had a week which we gave the team, and we called it ‘Awesome Week’. We literally gave the team a week to work on anything they wanted – don’t worry about the schedule, or tasks, or anything like that, just come up with anything you want and have fun with it.”
“There was a group of people that came up with a dragon,” he said, “which you could ride and could breathe fire on the enemies, and they actually got a crude prototype working in this week!”
“And it’s not in the game, but the only reason why is because of technical reasons. We didn’t think we had enough memory for the character slot to do it the right way and make it look good. It wasn’t because we couldn’t find a way to put a fire breathing dragon into Saints Row.”
“So that gives you some small insight into our insanity.”
Our full interview goes live at 3pm. It’s a good one.