It’s been a traumatic period for developers Crytek, specifically those in the UK and USA. Crytek USA was primarily made up of developers from Vigil Games, who were well known for their work on the Darksiders franchise before the THQ ship hit an iceberg. They’ve now left Crytek, which means another Darksiders could be on its way.
Former CEO of Crytek USA and Vigil Games founder David Adams has established Gunfire Games, a new independent studio which comprises mostly of former Vigil developers who also decided to leave Crytek behind. After the fall of THQ, publisher Nordic Games bought the Darksiders IP and stated that they would look for the best developer to take the series forward. Gunfire Games could be that studio.
In an interview with Polygon, Adams confirmed that he has already contacted Nordic Games about the possibility of a Darksiders sequel. Adams stressed that this is only one of the ideas that the studio is pursuing, and that nothing is set in stone just yet.
That is one of the options we are exploring. But we don’t want to jump into something immediately. We want to weigh our options.
I wasn’t the biggest fan of the second Darksiders, but the game was fairly well received. The series borrows many of its gameplay elements from other similar titles, but its setting and lore set it apart. Many fans hoped that the closure of THQ would not mean the end of the franchise, and it seems like those wishes are coming true.
If Gunfire Games does end up making a third Darksiders title, I really hope they go all co-op on us. Four horseman, four players. It just makes sense.
Last Updated: August 11, 2014