Saints Row: The Third Remastered comes to Steam this month

Saints Row: The Third Remastered was released exclusively on the Epic store on May 22 last year. As is frequently the way of these things that means it'll be coming to Steam on May 22 this year, a fact confirmed by the Saints Row Twitter account.

The remaster comes with all the DLC and has "enhanced visual effects, lighting and re-built character, vehicle and weapon models." The original soundtrack is unchanged, since it was already perfect. While the remaster was created first and foremost for the sake of re-releasing Saints Row 3 on PS4 and Xbox One, having increased draw distances, improved environmental textures, and new character models does make it tempting to go back to Steelport. 

It's not exactly vital though, since the original version of Saints Row: The Third still looks pretty dang nice on PC. Saints Row 2 had a rougher PC port, and an official patch for it is in the works, with modder Mike 'IdolNinja' Watson (who was responsible for the Gentlemen of the Row mod) in the lead. Work has been slowed down, however, due to Watson developing cancer. You can follow his Twitter account for updates.

Jody Macgregor
Weekend/AU Editor

Jody's first computer was a Commodore 64, so he remembers having to use a code wheel to play Pool of Radiance. A former music journalist who interviewed everyone from Giorgio Moroder to Trent Reznor, Jody also co-hosted Australia's first radio show about videogames, Zed Games. He's written for Rock Paper Shotgun, The Big Issue, GamesRadar, Zam, Glixel, Five Out of Ten Magazine, and, whose cheques with the bunny logo made for fun conversations at the bank. Jody's first article for PC Gamer was about the audio of Alien Isolation, published in 2015, and since then he's written about why Silent Hill belongs on PC, why Recettear: An Item Shop's Tale is the best fantasy shopkeeper tycoon game, and how weird Lost Ark can get. Jody edited PC Gamer Indie from 2017 to 2018, and he eventually lived up to his promise to play every Warhammer videogame.