Following its inception, the Saints Row franchise stood introduced itself as a more comical take on Rockstar's Grand Theft Auto. As the years went on, THQ's bizarre sandbox practically became the face of the company before its untimely end. And while we haven't heard much from the series following 2013's Saints Row IV, we're likely to witness its obscenities all over again as Steam Workshop support makes a surprise appearance.
At its core, Steam Workshop support simple means it's far more simple for novice users to install and run all the weird and wonderful mods the techies out there have concocted over the years. Submitted mods, scripts and items will sit neatly in a unified place within the Steam client and can be quickly installed by anyone running the game in a Windows environment.
Linux support should be coming in the near future, but for now the fun is reserved for users of Microsoft's main-series operating systems.
The sudden addition comes courtesy of "A handful of dedicated Volition devs worked on this in their free time to update the engine and remove memory restrictions". Volition team member, IdolNinja, also directs their thanks to the folks over at Saintsrowmods who helped in the overall process.
To mark the occasion the base Saints Row IV game is now 75% off for a limited time. Watch out for flying objects of an obscene nature. There's about to be a whole lot more of them.