New Saints Row and Metro owner Koch Media, the parent company of publisher Deep Silver, has "no doubt" that a new game in both franchises will be released this year, after it acquired them from THQ last month.
THQ was always planning to release Metro: Last Light this year -- in fact we previewed it last May -- so that doesn't come as a surprise. Development should almost be finished.
However, the fourth Saints Row game was never officially announced, despite rumours it has been in development for several years.
Koch obviously expects it to be ready in the coming months.
By Ben Salter