With the unfortunate news of Vigill Games not being acquired during the massive THQ auction of the company's assets, some employees have come forward on Twitter to express their grievances.
It's sad that Vigil wasn't on the bidders radar
"“#Vigil people we have a few potions open here at #naughty_dog best of luck to those effected, really sad news today :/ http://www.naughtydog.com/w... — Anthony Vaccaro - Environment Artist at Naughty Dog" I like this one.
I loved both Darksiders games and I love ND, would be really cool if they could work on a future ND game and could bring some of their creativity and skill in.
Naughty Dog being classy as ever. :)
Now that's magic.
Darksiders 1 and 2 both show me that Vigil is a team with great potential. This makes me sad.
This is horrible ... after the amazing job they did with Darksiders for this to happen really breaks my heart -_-
Ive was reading a few articles & darksiders 2 needed to sell 2 million copies to "break even" & so far it has only sold 1.27 million coppies & has been selling only 8,000 copies a month for the last few months. Not looking good :(
Budget to make the game is too much and they aren't making a profit, I am sure a new studio will be formed out of this though, but unlikely to carry on with this franchise.
Rumors suggest that the IP was picked up, but not the team. Possibly someone thinks they can do the game more justice. It's sad, really. Darksiders games didn't get the credit they deserved.
I'm gonna sound like an uncaring lame-o, but I want to know what happened to Darksiders. And don't think I'm not sad for Vigil, I think it's stupid if someone bought the IP but not Vigil. EDIT: the more I find info on this the more I see that Darksiders have not been bought yet and is THQ is still looking for a buyer (the same can be said for Vigil). We'll have more news tomorrow it is said. Why was homefront bought but not this?
Crytek bought Homefront because they were mostly likely already deep in development with the sequel
Agree. I'm sad Vigil wasn't bought by anyone but I hear there is still a chance, Darksiders is an amazing franhice, really underrated.
Good luck to the former employees. Well the vultures had their fill of the carcass, now they just gonna let it rot in the desert. Offtopic Relic Winning bid 26.6M by Sega Backup 26.3M by Bethesda Did relic dodge a bullet here or what?
I'm happy Relic wasn't bought by Bethesda
Why? Don't you like overrated glitchy games?
@League_of_Draven "Why? Don't you like overrated glitchy games?" Personally, I prefer underrated stable games! ;-)
Sega has Creative Assembly, so it was the obvious choice really.
how was this not picked up? i dont get it
I think it's to do with the fact that out of all of them up for sale Vigil are the ones with the least amount of games produced, both are actually the same franchise. They've only done two....most people are going to think "Well they've only done a couple of games, should we really risk it and invest in that studio.....what if things go bad"
I can understand why people would go for others over them, but honestly somebody should have picked them up. Darksiders is great.
Damn, I love Vigil. This is breaking my heart. Darksiders is one of the best new IPs.
I loved darksiders series truly sad :(
i was waiting for Darksiders 3 ..sad day indeed
Poor guys, I have never played Darksiders, but that's just sad. :-(
Darksiders 1 is free for ps+ members as of last week. Think adult Zelda a lot of fun!
He's right...it's about as awesome as going to KFC only to find a 100 dollar bill on the ground...so you get free chicken and money in your pocket...yeah....like that.
I really hope vigil tries to go independent and buy back the series somehow...even if they had to start a kickstarter or whatever...I would support the sh** out of that
Actually your right, i would also support it.. But the issue is that the copyrights will most likely be sold soon, and kickstarter takes a while.
Fortunately a lot of studios are hiring for next-gen projects right now, so hopefully most of them wont have a lot of trouble finding work. But this still sucks, I wish them the best.
Those are terrible news. So long Darksiders, we barely knew you...
Ahh that is just terrible :( I hope the best for those who worked in Vigil. I am sure that they will get hired as soon as possible. They are very talented people.
Sony should jump on and swoop in Vigil and add DS as another exclusive to their ever growing library of exclusives.