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Ex-Vigil personnel now residing at Crytek intend to make a bid on the Darksiders intellectual property because it belongs with its creators, according to a tweet by Crytek USA Corp. David Adams.

"Going to bid on Darksiders IP," Adams wrote. "Put 7 years of heart and soul into that franchise, and I think it belongs at home with its creators."

Vigil Games closed in January this year when THQ didn't find a buyer for the studio. Adams, Vigil's co-founder, went on to found a new studio in Austin, Texas under the Crytek umbrella. The new studio was founded within two weeks of Vigil's shuttering and the studio consists of 35 former Vigil Games employees.

Adams followed up the first tweet with another, largely stating the same thing but with the addition of PS3 and Xbox 360 hashtags.

Destructoid reports that Vigil co-founder Ryan Stefanelli confirmed Adams intentions with them.

"When the Darksiders IP goes up for auction, Crytek will be bidding for it," he told Destructoid. "Not much more to say since the rest is left up to courts and legal shenanigans, but we're all excited at the prospect."

When Polygon reached out to Crytek for clarification on the matter, the company's officials said that they are aware of his tweet but declined to comment.


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I really hope they get Darksiders too, the first game was great for me and had huge potential for a series. The second just didn't do it for me, I felt Vigil had virtually all the pressure on them from THQ to make a game that would somehow singlehandedly save a publisher, so they just threw every idea they had into the game, but that killed its pacing and ultimately made the story a good 10 hours longer than it needed to be.

Buy it Crytek! :D

That would be pretty funny. Getting both the previous dev and now their former IP.

I really hope they succeed.

If only, just to prevent someone else to get it and launch God knows what using that name.


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Imagine Darksiders on the CryEngine 3!

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pezus said:
Imagine Darksiders on the CryEngine 3!

Yeah that would be awesome. I mean the Darksiders 2 looked really bad.

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