Don’t Expect A New Darksiders Soon
Yesterday the whole THQ fiasco came to an end with the remaining IP’s being sold to various companies in an auction. The nearly unknown Nordic Games, who picked up Darksiders, Red Faction and more, made most of the most notable purchases. However, this doesn’t mean we’re going to see new titles anytime soon.
Speaking to Game Informer, Nordic Games CEO Lars Wingefors explained that the publisher is looking for reliable partners to pair up with in order to create the Darksiders sequel fans deserve.
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“Officially, we haven’t talked to any partners. My colleagues in Austria are handling the business development and are handling all those contacts. We’ll be sitting down, I think, in the next week to discuss all those options. It takes a very long time to make games. You won’t see a new Darksiders this year. I don’t believe in bringing out a s***** sequel.”
Previously, Platinum Games and Crytek USA (which is comprised of a large number of former Vigil Games developers) have expressed interest in continuing the series. Apparently Nordic Games already received calls from interested parties yesterday after the auction details were released, but Wingefors reiterated that the publisher wasn’t going to hastily make a decision.
“We have to be very honest. I am a business man within the games industry. We are not the creative, talented developer that brings out new versions in house. I understand the potential of the IPs. I respect the original creators and the creative people who are able to create sequels. In the past 24 hours, we have been contacted and there have been a few discussions (but I can’t confirm names).”
It’s great to see Nordic Games taking this approach with one of the franchises they managed to acquire yesterday. Who knows, this could be the start of something truly glorious for Darksiders, Red Faction and more.