In case anyone missed it this busy holiday/con-filled weekend, this is an interview with Steve Jaros, Creative Director at Volition, about his thoughts on critiques and criticisms of the Saints Row series.
He speaks for himself, but his views reflect those of our company (anyone that attended GaymerX’s Designing Inclusive Games panel will recognize the position). And it’s something that many people at Volition, not just Steve, believe strongly in and are actively working on improving.
We’ve made mistakes in the past, we’re trying to do better, but we’ve still got a lot of room for improvement. Critiques like Anita’s are an important part of our continued improvement because “it’s fair to be called out on your shit.”
"Curing AIDS? Shit, that’s like Cadillac making a car that lasts for 50 years. And you know they can do it, but they ain’t going to do nothing that fucking dumb. Shit, they got metal on the Space Shuttle that can go around the Moon and withstand temperatures of up to 20,000 degrees, you mean to tell me you don’t think they can make an El Dorado with a fuckin’ bumper that don’t fall off?"