In May, the Saints Row community created a special thank you video, below, for Watson. "It's the least we can do to honour the man that's done so much for all of us," Twitter user mrsaintsgodzilla21 said.
Mike Watson, also known as IdolNinja, the senior community manager of Volition and well-known modder in the Saints Row community, has passed away. Watson was notable for creating multiple mods and leading the Saints Row 2 patch project to fix the game's PC port. Last year, he was diagnosed with stage four cancer but continued to contribute to the project regardless. With his illness becoming more perilous, however, Watson was forced to step down as Volition's community manager and patch project lead in May, with continued support from both Volition and Deep Silver.
Watson rose to success after creating "Gentlemen of the Row," a massive collection of mods, tweaks, and fixes that greatly enhanced the PC port of Saints Row 2. He then went on to create multiple mods for Saints Row 3, which was remastered last year including a massive enhancement mod called "Things To Do In Steelport" and several other small fixes for Saints Row 4. His passion for the series landed him the community manager role at Volition and saw him taking the lead on the patch project. After Saints Row 2's source code was rediscovered in 2019, Watson planned to fix the PC port, add missing console content and completely restore it more than his "Gentlemen of the Row" mod, but these plans fell short due to his illness.
Weather Volition will continue work on the patch project for Saints Row 2 or cancel it is currently unknown. Regardless, Watson's legacy is prominent throughout the history of the franchise, and his loss will surely be felt by the community that has been formed around the series.
Mike Watson, aka IdolNinja, Saints Row super-modder and the senior community developer leading the Saints Row 2 patch project at Volition, died this morning, as confirmed by former Volition employee Ryan McCabe on Resetera (opens in new tab). Watson had stage four cancer, and the illness led to him stepping down from his position as Volition's community manager in May. He continued working on the Saints Row 2 patch project (opens in new tab), however, writing that "it is 100% my choice to spend my last days contributing to it. Both Volition and Deep Silver have been incredibly supportive and have always given me the opportunity to leave the project with a solemn vow to make sure it gets finished without me."
Fans of Bethesda titles might be elated at the idea of an unofficial patch existing for Saints Row 3. However, unlike the same patches for the Elder Scrolls and Fallout games, this particular patch doesn't really fix many bugs. Instead, it tweaks some of the mechanics to alter and improve the balance of the game.
Like most sports video games, Madden 23 will never be perfect. But after the recent patch update, I was impressed with how much more realistic the game felt. Not only did EA add a bunch of new formations, but the gameplay improved as well. In my limited time playing the game post-patch, the offensive line seemed to protect better, and the defensive back/wide receiver interactions continued to impress. OS user gotmadskillzson noticed some changes immediately after the latest patch update, as well.
The tools will be provided to a group of modders with a history of creating unofficial mods for Volition's open-world series. As the developers finalize the upcoming Saints Row 4, they'll also be working with the modders to create official Saints Row mod tools.
"We are just at the beginning of things, and this is a grassroots effort within Volition," Thompson said. "By that I mean, right now, it's entirely fueled by people within Volition who want to do this. These are people like Mike Wilson and Mike Flavin who are working full-time helping finish the PC version of Saint's Row 4 and working on our next-gen tech. Even with that load they and others are on IM talking with IdolNinja and Minimaul, getting tools modified to work for modders, developing an early modding [software development kit] for release, and answering questions on the saintsrowmods.com forum."
We would like to thank you all for letting us know about issues you have found, and recognize that this update has taken a little longer than we all would have liked. We wanted to pack in as many meaningful fixes and new features as we could into this first major update, and the best way to do this was to focus on one larger patch, rather than release a series of smaller ones.
Saints Row has just received its previously announced 'Bright Future' update, which has a heavy focus on fixing bugs, improving performance, and rebalancing numerous gameplay mechanics. It's available to download now, and the patch notes are hefty.
According to the official patch notes shared by Bohemia Interactive, both PC and Xbox players can now play Arma Reforger together as the developers have set up a dedicated server config that enables crossplay. In addition to this, several new features in matchmaking and server lists have been added to make it easier to navigate through servers with different filters.
At the time of writing, a Saints Row (2022) day one patch is expected to be rolled out across PC, PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X|S, and Xbox One within the next 24 hours. This post will be updated with the latest information, as and when we learn more.
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