The Steam product description of Serious Sam 4: Planet Badass has been updated. Bigger levels are promised, but the sequel will still not be a open world game.
In contrast to its predecessors, the levels should be much larger. Secrets, optional goals and ambushes should fill the world. But overall it remains a linear experience, promise the makers. An open-world action game will not.
More or less confirmed is the co-op mode. »Companions no longer appear only in cutscenes, but participate in the action. Rodriguez, Jones, Hellfire, and the rest of the crew accompany Sam on this epic journey through Planet Badass, “it says. So that means the must be a coop mode in the new Serious Sam 4 game.
The release date is still TBA, but it will be released either this year or in the first months of 2019.
EDIT: What?!?!?! Still no release date? Croteam, you can do better!
Look at the new screenshots: