However, Chris Stockman, design director on the original Saints Row, tweeted to IGN that "the word around the campfire is SR4 is shipping on current gen consoles in late August." IGN inquired with Deep Silver, who stated it's "still working on [timing] with Volition," and that it hasn't "announced platforms yet."
Previously, Saints Row: Enter the Dominatrix, an expansion to Saints Row: The Third, was rolled up into a full-fledged sequel. An August date for that particular game would put it a month ahead of its open-world rival, Grand Theft Auto V and its September release date. Speaking with GI.biz, Deep Silver's parent company, Koch Media, supported this notion. CEO Klemens Kundratitz said there's "no doubt" the next Saints Row will release in 2013.