THQ announced plans to scrap Saints Row 3 DLC to focus on Saints Row 4 for 2013.
Enter the Dominatrix DLC was set for release this year but company president Jason Rubin publicised a change of strategy via a press release.
Rubin revealed the new content that was originally going to be released as DLC would go into the making of a brand new title.
He said: “When I looked at 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.”
Rubin added: “We believe the potential for this sequel is far greater as a full-priced, full-length, high quality, connected experience.”
Switching the game from DLC into a sequel seems to be the first significant decision made by Rubin, after he previously outlined that THQ will see changes going forward.