The news isn’t as bad as it sounds though. The project is actually now shifted into Saints Row 4 with a projected 2013 release. Jason Rubin had this to say:
“When I looked at the Enter The Dominatrix expansion in production at Volition, I was blown away by the ideas and desire to expand the fiction of the franchise… I asked the team what it could achieve given more time, more resources, and a broader scope for the project. We all agreed we wanted to play that game. When it comes to Saints Row, it’s clear our fans want bigger, better, and even more over the top, and that’s why Enter The Dominatrix will now be incorporated into a vastly expanded, full-fledged sequel, scheduled for calendar 2013.”
I have to wonder if perhaps Rubin took all the outpouring of fan outrage to heart over his perceived slams of the series. I guess we’ll all find out next year. Of course, that all depends if THQ actually makes it that long before wheezing a shuddering death gasp.