Darksiders III

Ex-Vigil devs at Crytek USA looking to rescue Darksiders IP from THQ's smoking ruins

Marsh Davies at

One of the big surprises of the THQ fire-sale was that no one stumped up to save Vigil, creators of Darksiders. A sad end to the company though that was, not all of Vigil's staff did so badly, with many of the refugees reforming as Crytek USA. Now their CEO David Adams has announced an ambition to buy back the Darksiders name, tweeting that he'd "put 7 years of heart and soul into that franchise" and that "it belongs at home with its creators."

Crytek USA won't develop Darksiders III

Tyler Wilde at

Darksiders developer Vigil Games wasn't sold at last month's auction of THQ's assets. That was the end of Vigil, but not its staff: rather than buying Vigil whole, Crytek left it on the auction block and later hired many of its laid-off employees to form Crytek USA in Austin. Crytek's new ex-Vigil staffed studio, however, won't be making Darksiders III. In an interview with VentureBeat, Crytek CEO Cevat Yerli explained that Crytek wanted the people, but not the product.