Saints Row 4 could release on next-gen consoles "eventually", Volition has suggested, three weeks after the studio told VideoGamer.com that the insane open-world title was headed only to current-gen consoles and PC.
Talking to VG247, design director Scott Phillips explained that Volition "[didn't] like to work on platforms" that may not be available in time for the game's August release date, hence the focus on current-gen and PC.
But even though a next-gen release isn't part of Volition's plan "right now", Saints Row 4 "could come out on [next-gen] eventually," Phillips adds.
Phillips' comments conflict with those of senior producer Jim Boone, who told us last month that, though the studio is "looking at next-gen" for future projects, Saints Row 4 will only see a release on Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and PC.
"I think the biggest thing for us was trying to focus as much as we could on current-gen," he explained. "We've definitely been looking into [next-gen] just like everyone else does, but I think our philosophy is generally to try and do it right."
Saints Row 4 releases on Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and PC in August.