Crytek USA wants to buy Darksiders IP

New CEO and former Vigil founder David Adams says he plans to bid on the franchise; "I think it belongs at home with its creators."

New Crytek USA CEO David Adams, who founded Vigil Games, wants to buy the Darksiders franchise from THQ. Writing on Twitter, Adams said the IP should stay with its makers.

"Going to bid on Darksiders IP," Adams wrote. "Put seven years of heart and soul into that franchise, and I think it belongs at home with its creators."

Vigil Games and the Darksiders series found no bidder during the THQ auction in January and thus the studio was closed and the future of the franchise left in limbo.

Some resolution came to light later in the month, when Crytek announced the formation of an American office led by Adams and 35 other Vigil Games developers. At the time, however, Crytek said its new North American office would not develop any new Darksiders games.

Darksiders II launched this summer behind a positive critical reception.

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Dangerous231
Dangerous231

this would be amazing if they did bought  darksiders 2 with the power of crytek i would but that game day one 

NoNameGamers
NoNameGamers

 i hope if they do, that ea atleast releases a wii u version of darksiders 3. Darksiders one too. crytek couldnt get publishing liscenes from ea for crysis 3 on wii u( hopefully theyll change their mind)

marius068
marius068

They had better make a Darksiders 3 & 4

Iamshmee
Iamshmee

I donno, I felt like Darksiders II lacked the grit of the first game, and was more mythical and kind of made me think of an action packed World of Warcraft or something. I can't see buying another game unless it ends up being really dark and ends up being more interesting.

KillerOttsel
KillerOttsel

Hopes are sky high for this! Please buy this IP Crytek!

skayj2
skayj2

Well the series is either gonna end up with its creators or Platinum...

Even though I'd prefer it to go back to the creators, I'd be elated either way.

syler4815162342
syler4815162342

It doesn't mean when you have CryEngine Power and super Awesome Graphic you can make awesome games! even Crysis 2,3 are boring with that Quality! Darksider has Its own style and Art and only the creators who spent years on It can make It a great series by fallowing the  style! not by a new Studio who didn't have any experience about It!

Imperiusmax
Imperiusmax

Awesome news. Its a really fun series and I hope we see more of it in the future. After all theres still two horsemen left.

sieg6529
sieg6529

excellent, don't let the franchise die

inkyspot
inkyspot

Oh Gawd yes, Buy it and make it. I would be forever greatful and loyal, just like I am to Rockstar when they made the GTA Series what it is today.

insanem0nk
insanem0nk

if they would've added coop or pvp to this title, it would be so much more popular. singleplayer only games are becoming a thing of the past, you either rent it or just gamefly it, no need to buy it anymore unless you continue to replay it, and there's only so many times you can replay the same story (unless its a REAL rpg with diff classes/races). and for those that are saying, if they add pvp the singleplayer will diminish, well guess what, you might not have a game at all considering the present state of limbo

Monsta1217
Monsta1217

If Crytek gets it then thats a really good sign that this game will stay alive it has so much potential i loved this game 

supermarioooooo
supermarioooooo

if ea take this great game you all know game will die.  every year we will see a  darksiders game. over and over again same game same shit. after 2 or 3 games later you will realize game is really in ea hands..

StaticPenguin
StaticPenguin

I'd like to see more Darksiders titles. It's kind of depressing that no one picked it up yet. Let's hope Crytek gets it.

Devil_wings00
Devil_wings00

I'd say "well at least it will get a decent PC port" but crysis 2 is still a pathetic port and an absolute slap in the face after the ground breaking first game (at least in terms of pushing the PC to it's limits...even now). Crysis 3 was better but still as long as EA holds the leash for crytek, I'll be dubious. I did like Darksiders 2 quite a bit and Darksiders 1 was OK. I like any game that borrows the zelda formula since surprisingly few games actually do that.

GameRockUK
GameRockUK

That is really good news for the Darksiders IP, they will be able to use the Crytek engine so they can make it look even more amazing and Crytek is such a good publisher that it will be in safe hands. 

Outatomomega
Outatomomega

I would've loved to see Platinum Games buy Darksiders, they know how to create an excellent single-player fighting game, but this is awesome as well. Having the original developers continue the series will ensure that the series doesn't alter it's lore or concepts. I hated the first Darksiders but the second game was such a major improvement that I hope the franchise continues to live on for the next generation. 

xOmniCloudx
xOmniCloudx

I just hope there's a Darksiders 3 in the future and it's quality regardless of who makes it. The original was a breath of much needed fresh air for games.

NoNameGamers
NoNameGamers

 Sorry for double post. Well apparently they can publish games on their own, not surprising if they have made their own money from crisis. So it seems darksiders has a good future without any ea input.

saleama
saleama

@syler4815162342 ....um, didn't read the article did you?  The people running Crytek USA ARE the people who developed the Darksiders games at THQ...so, er...you are wrong.

syafiqjabar
syafiqjabar

@supermarioooooo Why would EA take Darksiders which did not make much money? I'm pretty sure they can better profits by just making another Dante's Inferno game.

syafiqjabar
syafiqjabar

@Devil_wings00 Crytek is not an EA company. I think EA owns Crysis, but they do not own Crytek who is also making games not published by EA.

Celiria_Rose
Celiria_Rose

@Outatomomega that would have been terrible. Platinum games make great pure action games. Darksiders isn't a pure action game and wouldn't be well suited to becoming one.

Celiria_Rose
Celiria_Rose

@xOmniCloudx yes because it was so original oh wait... It was a good game but there was nothing that was original enough that it could be considered "a breath of fresh air"

insanem0nk
insanem0nk

@GameYakuza@insanem0nkthats a nice article, but frankly its wrong,. the top selling games on console all have multiplayers. mostly shooters, minecraft has no story, the only high rated one is skyrim, and might i remind you that Elder Scrolls Online is coming out soon lol so it doesnt look like multiplayer is going out the window after all. there are a lot of series that are ruined by multiplayer i agree, i dont think darksiders would be one of them.

http://www.vgchartz.com/platform/7/xbox-360/

Devil_wings00
Devil_wings00

@Celiria_Rose @Outatomomega Ya it's definitely much closer to zelda then a bayonetta/vanquished/MG:rising although the second one felt less zelda and more just a hodge podge of elements from a handful of different games with the skeleton of zelda. I liked both and I do hope it continues into the future. Despite everyone bitching about it being a zelda clone (more the first the second), how often do we actually get that? Almost never, at least as purely as darksiders anyway. 

Devil_wings00
Devil_wings00

@Celiria_Rose @xOmniCloudx haha ya it's one of the least original games in recent memory. It just happened to borrow from a game that surprisingly doesn't get borrowed from much...zelda. 

syafiqjabar
syafiqjabar

@deathblow3 @syafiqjabar EA publishes Crysis. Why would they automatically be involved with other Crytek games? They don't own Crytek. Crytek is making a lot of money now without EA's help, anyway.

syafiqjabar
syafiqjabar

@deathblow3 @syafiqjabar @Devil_wings00 All those games EA published are Crysis games. EA probably owns Crysis. They can make any non-Crysis games without EA.

Warface is the latest game they made and it's not published by EA.

deathblow3
deathblow3

@syafiqjabar @deathblow3 @Devil_wings00 you cant count farcry that was 8 years ago and it was never there game. home front isnt made yet cant  say if it wont be published by EA or not crytek has never published it own games when they start then you can say who will do what. other than exclusives (2 so far)EA has published all there games the last 6 years. 

syafiqjabar
syafiqjabar

@deathblow3 @syafiqjabar @Devil_wings00 The first Far Cry (Ubisoft's IP) and their F2P FPS Warface. They were also making Ryse for Microsoft (but the game has been quite for a while). They own the Homefront IP (bought from THQ) and is making Homefront 2 without any publisher currently.

xeoneex66
xeoneex66

@syafiqjabar @tonitorsi @jorge69696 @GameRockUK 2 BLAH BLAH boring games from a fail company that makes fail games and is under the mother of all FAIL companies EA.  Sorry I don't give 2 flaming shits for this company or any crud that oozes out of it's anal orafice.

xOmniCloudx
xOmniCloudx

@Devil_wings00 @Celiria_Rose @xOmniCloudx

I was just going to ignore it but I will admit, the fact that there were two people instead of one made it too hard to not mock lol. 

Anyway, you both do realize that the term breath of fresh air is not exclusive with new an innovative right? Oh wait you don't, otherwise we wouldn't be here. The term simply references a change from the current status quo. The current quo for the HD consoles is shooters and online multiplayer enabled games even in game genres and series that were once offline only. 


There are not many games like Darksiders out there today for the HD consoles regardless of it being original or not (and most games are borrowing anyway which isn't a bad thing when done right). 

This is because the companies by far and large are busy with pre-established IPs due to brand name, shooters and online enabled games solely because of money due to how the market works now and the high ass development costs for a single title now. Darksiders is the complete opposite of all it that and THAT'S why it is a breath of fresh air (for me). 


People who truly can't grasp such a simple term lol sad. The fact some wise guys thought they knew what they were talking about and I had to explain this is truly pathetic xD 

But that's the theme of users on  most these gaming websites so stupidity and ignorance is accepted. *shrugs and walks away to avoid wasting anymore of his precious time with the morons*