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Saints Row Reboot Technical Art Director Joins Xbox Game Studios' Undead Labs

Saints Row Reboot Technical Art Director Joins Xbox Game Studios' Undead Labs - News

by William D'Angelo , posted on 27 November 2021 / 1,714 Views

Mitri Van, who was working at developer Volition as a Technical Art Director on the Saints Row reboot, has joined Undead Leads as a Principal Technical Artist. This was spotted by Twitter user Klobrille on Van's LinkedIn profile.

Undead Leads is part of Xbox Game Studios and is working on State of Decay 3, which was announced during the Xbox Games Showcase in July 2020 for the Xbox Series X|S and PC. 

The Saints Row reboot was recently delayed from February 22, 2022 to August 23. It will launch for the Xbox Series X|S, PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC via Epic Games Store.

"Saints Row will no longer release on the originally announced date of February 25, 2022, instead it will launch worldwide on August 23, 2022," said Volition chief creative officer Jim Boone at the time.

"Our priority is to create the best Saints Row game yet and, if we released on the original date, it wouldn’t be up to the standards we’ve set ourselves, and that you’re expecting and deserve. The team just need more time to do our vision justice; we’re doing some fine tuning and there won’t be much change in the game outside of overall quality and polish."

A life-long and avid gamer, William D'Angelo was first introduced to VGChartz in 2007. After years of supporting the site, he was brought on in 2010 as a junior analyst, working his way up to lead analyst in 2012. He has expanded his involvement in the gaming community by producing content on his own YouTube channel and Twitch channel dedicated to gaming Let's Plays and tutorials. You can contact the author at or on Twitter @TrunksWD.

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Leynos (on 27 November 2021)

I would not call anything from the reboot as "Art" even in title of a job

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ClassicGamingWizzz (on 27 November 2021)

Saints row roboot looks like trash

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mjk45 (on 27 November 2021)

slow news day Trunks?

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SegaHeart (on 27 November 2021)

How many new developers joined undead labs? since after SOD2 launch?

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shikamaru317 SegaHeart (on 27 November 2021)

I think they have increased from like 70 devs to over 100 devs now. Will probably increase a good bit more before SoD 3 releases. Xbox seems to want to make it a AAA franchise instead of keeping it AA.

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