When it comes to the crime game genre, it must be difficult to compete with the Grand Theft Auto series.
Perhaps that explains the inclusion of streaking in the upcoming Saints Row 2. Edge Online put the question to Craig Mitchell, media relations guy for publisher THQ:
In terms of backlash from the game’s content, we are not too concerned. THQ and [Saints Row developer] Volition have worked within the guidelines of the ESRB and the international ratings boards and the game has been rated appropriately…
In addition, Saints Row 2 has a very over-the-top tone and the activities like streaking play into that. In streaking, the character’s front is blurred out, plus, all the characters were made ‘asexual’ so even a possible mod/hack would not reveal anything.
In-game streaking earns respect points for the player’s character.