Former Epic Games designer Cliff Bleszinski has tweeted out some ideas on what he thinks Koch Media could do to improve its recently-acquired Saints Row franchise.

“Keep the crazy action and game mechanics,” he began. “Lose the gimps and dildos and purple suits.”

This may be removing the heart of the game in the eyes of many, but according to Bleszinski, “if your average guy is embarrassed to be playing a sequence in a game when his wife walks in, that‘s a bad sign”.

“The SR team is amazing,” said the man formerly known as Cliffy B. “Dildo holds them back. It’s immature. Make an open world game that’s more Michael Mann/Heat/Collateral/Training Day.”

Bleszinski then stated that although a big dildo prop was present at his wedding’s photo booth, including one in a game “doesn’t help industry perceptions”.

However, it was clear Bleszinski was a fan of the series.

“Game mechanic wise I found SR3 to be more fun than many recent GTA games,” he continued.

“Once you put a dildo in your game it doesn’t matter if your controls, pacing, graphics are all great. You’re ‘that game with the dildo’.”