Saints Row Series' Sharing Services to Shut Down

By Kelly Packard, 1 year ago
With old games often comes the discontinuation of features and services. The Saints series is no different. Volition has announced the My Steelport function, which allowed players to share characters and screenshots in 2011's Saints Row: The Third and 2013's Saints Row IV, will have its servers closed shortly after 2018 begins.

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When My Steelport goes away, it will take achievements with it in the third and fourth games and a regional variant for each. If you need help earning any of the achievements, consult their individual solutions for tips. Here are the ones you should look to take care of before the feature shutters:

Saints Row: The Third and Saints Row: The Third (DE)

Saints Row: The ThirdJumped InThe Jumped In achievement in Saints Row: The Third worth 16 pointsCreate and share a character online.

Saints Row: The Third (DE)Jumped InThe Jumped In achievement in Saints Row: The Third (DE) worth 16 pointsCreate and share a character online.


Saints Row IV and Saints Row IV (AU)

Saints Row IVSaintifiedThe Saintified achievement in Saints Row IV worth 19 pointsCreate and share a character online.

Saints Row IV (AU)SaintifiedThe Saintified achievement in Saints Row IV (AU) worth 18 pointsCreate and share a character online.

Saints Row IV: Re-Elected does not require players to use My Steelport for any achievements.

Volition said a few words about the closure, noting that the services were not seeing much use anymore:

The decision to switch off the servers was difficult for us and not taken lightly. We want our fans to enjoy our work for as long as possible. However more than 4 years after Saints Row IV released, we have experienced a significant reduction in the numbers of players using these services.
Players will be unable to access My Steelport starting January 31st, 2018.

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Kelly Packard
Written by Kelly Packard
In a few descriptors: college student, longtime gamer, writer and junk food enthusiast. I contribute to TrueAchievements as a news writer and reviewer. Usually, you can find me knee-deep in a multiplayer game while ignoring my growing backlog or on one forum or another discussing all things gaming.