Earlier this week Volition released a beta for a cancelled Saints Row Game. This was going to be called Saints Row Undercover for the PSP. According to Voliton. they originally planned to just port Saints Row 2 but they found the game was to large for the PSP. They then decided to just make a new game all together. Since Volition doesn’t make portable games they hired an unnamed other developer to make it. The game didn’t live up to THQ, there old publisher, or Volition’s standards so they cancelled the project
Some of the developers were looking back on the archives and found a PSP dev kit. Since none of them remembered ever working on a PSP game they started talking to some people who had worked at Volition for a while and found a early model of the game titled “Saints Row Undercover”. They found that game actually had a character customization system, a tutorial level, and a full open world. This is a lot for just a test model. When they mentioned showing it to the public to some other people at Volition, they responded “You can’t show that it’s unfinished.” When hearing this they started to question why they couldn’t. They decided that Saints Row fans would wan’t to see this. With that in mind they convinced the higher ups at Volition to let them show the game to the public.