Saints Row: Boss Factory Lets You Create a Custom Character Before the Game Arrives

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Volition has announced Saints Row: Boss Factory, a free app that lets you use the game’s custom character creator to build your main character before the game arrives. It’s out now.

Announced at Summer Game Fest, developer Volition revealed that Boss Factory would come to PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S and PC today.

The free app will allow you to use the full character creator (minus any items unlocked by progressing through the game) to save up to six character designs. Those designs can be created on any platform, and imported into the final game on any other platform. You can even save and share your charcater design with other players, who can then use it in their games.

Saint’s Row has famously offered diverse character creators, and the new game promises to keep up that tradition, offering thousands of choices for your main character, known as the Boss. You’ll be able to import your chosen creation into the final game when it launches on August 23.

Using the Boss Factory and importing a character comes with a bonus – you’ll unlock two helmets to use in the game when you do. Until the game comes out, Volition will be creating curated galleries of bosses, and showing off the best and most upvoted creations on the Saints Row website.

Saints Row is a reboot of the over-the-top open-world series. In a recent preview, we said it looked like a fun throwback to the genre’s past, saying “Volition’s reboot of the series looks a lot of fun, filled with the wackiness, carnage, and humor you’d expect.”

Check out all the reveals and announcements from Summer Game Fest 2022 right here.

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