THQ has announced that the PC release of Saints Row 2 has been delayed in the US until next year.

Saints Row community moderator V-Singular passed on the news to gamers on the forums, saying that the PC version could now be expected on January 6th 2009.

"The PC version was delayed because we wanted to make the highest quality game across all platforms, but it just needed more time," said V-Singular.

"The game is a port of the console version from an external company, but that doesn't mean the code can just be copied over, and ship it out. The PC version is still being produced and tested at Volition with support from the design and programming teams as needed.

"This is in no way a hands-off external port of the game," he added.

It seems that porting the control system over from console set-up to mouse and keyboard could have also added to the delay.

The console version of Saints Row 2 was released in the US on October 14th, and PC gamers have been waiting since then for news on the PC version.

"Our goal is to give PC users the same quality product and performance level which you've seen on Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3, along with all of the review feedback," concluded V-Singular.

"You will not have any features missing from the game if you purchase the PC version as opposed to a console version, the entire game is packed in."

As yet there's no news from THQ UK as to when the PC version will hit Europe. We'll keep you updated.