The lights are on
The ex-Vigil staff at Crytek USA may get a chance to keep working on the franchise they created in their former lives under the THQ banner. Crytek will be bidding on the Darksiders intellectual property when it goes up for sale.
Crytek USA head David Adams tweeted, “Going to bid on Darksiders IP. Put 7 years of heart and soul into that franchise, and I think it belongs at home with its creators.” Destructoid confirmed the company’s interest with Vigil co-founder and Crytek USA principal designer Ryan Stefanelli, who said, “When the Darksiders IP goes up for auction, Crytek will be bidding for it.”
Vigil and the Darksiders franchise looked for a while to be the most tragic loss in the fallout of THQ’s bankruptcy and dissolution, but it looks like there may be hope yet for some of those who made the games and the fans who would love to see more.
Darksiders is too awesome to let die. The story must be complete. The horsemen must ride again
Hopefully Crytek USA manages to win the auction. Vigil's staff clearly had a strong vision for this franchise and I wouldn't want anyone else to carry it through to the end.
This is fantastic news! Hope they get it!
here's hoping they get it
I have the first one but I haven't started it yet.
Yes, thank you! There is a God and he loves me!!!!
glad to hear it!
So that means the awesomeness that was the planned 4-player co-op Darksiders 3 might be made? You will have my money if you make it Crytek.
Yes. A million times yes.
Hopefully they get it, I can only imagine the controversy if another company ends up with it.
Considering no one touched it before, I'd be surprised if someone thought now would be a good time when there is clearly a passionate interest from the creators for it. I see little to be gained snatching this away from them.
It'd be a real shame if this didn't pan out. The passion of the development team and fans alone dictates that this franchise should live on!
This is amazing news!
Please please please let this be true. That would be awesome if Crytek got it as well. Maybe some destructible environments with great graphics. Even if it stays the same, I'l be fine with it. LOVE Darksiders.
Best News I've read out of all THQ related news.
that's definitely good news...
This would be perfect if they could get it. I was looking forward to Darksiders ever since it was announced, and when they basically weren't going to be able to finish the story, a little part of me died...