Saints Row: Drive By on 3DS was “never started”
A top THQ executive has confirmed that the supposed 3DS port of the sandbox crime series never even began development.
For a number of months many games press outlets (including us) were reporting on a 3DS port of the Xbox Live Arcade and Playstation Network title Saints Row: Drive By. In May a representative of publisher THQ told Joystiq in a somewhat ambiguous manner that “We are not developing Saints Row: Drive By” leading most to assume that 3DS version had been cancelled along with the other two versions.
It turns out it that wasn’t cancelled at all… because it wasn’t even started.
Speaking to GameSpot, THQ’s executive president of core games Danny Bilson had this to say:
…we talked about doing a Saints Row 3DS game, but we never started it. We have a couple of other things in development on the 3DS, but we wound up not starting that and starting a couple of other brands instead. There was no drama in any of that, honestly.”
Given the amount of coverage this fictional port has received, THQ probably wishes that it was, in fact, a game. It looks like we’ll have to wait for someone else to provide us with a Grand Theft Auto-style games for system.