Submitted by Numphie 1037d ago | news

Vigil Games is no more, the team says goodbye

El33tonline writes:

"By now you’ll know that THQ was yesterday dissolved while its studios and intellectual properties were sold to various publishers. There were, however, some studios that weren’t bought in the auction.

Vigil Games is one of these studios." (Darksiders 2, Industry, THQ, Vigil Games)

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majiebeast  +   1037d ago
I bought both Darksiders 1 and Darksiders 2(Death edition) for pc. They could have done a better job of the pc port of DS2 it was incredibly bad. Hope they land on their feet.
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OliverKO  +   1037d ago
That's unfortunate, Darksiders 2 was fantastic on consoles ;(

Definitely, it would be great to see the whole of Vigil put back together again, or at the very least have someone pick up the Darksiders license and hire the leads.
Numphie  +   1037d ago
It would be great to see the Darksiders franchise picked up, but I really do hope that the development team from Vigil Games is given the opportunity to continue their work on the series.
PS4isKing_82  +   1037d ago
I'm sure Nintendo and platinum would love to have them.
Darksiders always felt like a mature darker, grittier version of zelda to me.
OliverKO  +   1037d ago
That's a very interesting proposition... that would be a great fit, I think!
PS4isKing_82  +   1037d ago
Exactly. Just imagine darksiders 3 as a wiiU exclusive if Nintendo snatched them up next like they did with bayonetta.
Numphie  +   1037d ago
Definitely a great fit.
animegamingnerd  +   1037d ago
nintendo please do what you did with bayonetta 2
Bimkoblerutso  +   1037d ago
Maybe the members will reform under another name and could eventually be picked up by Nintendo, but Vigil, in it's original form, effectively dissolved when they were not "acquired" during THQ's auction.
BanBrother  +   1037d ago
Sad. Loved Darksiders franchise. Hopefully someone picks it up, as long as it remains multi-plat. Wonder why even so called 'hardcore' gamers never picked this up. Guess too many people just want to blow heads off in a FPS year after year.
Hanso  +   1037d ago
PG is interested in Darksiders
OliverKO  +   1037d ago
It would make sense, too - Vigil had a great admiration for Platinum's combat mechanics in Bayonetta and Vanquish. Image Darksiders was as tight as Platinum's games?

A little bit of drool just escaped...
animegamingnerd  +   1037d ago
come on PG your our only hope
MiloGarret  +   1037d ago
Huh. I would have figured that they'd be one of the first to be picked up. Weird.
Ck1x  +   1037d ago
Actually if Nintendo did pick this franchise up, it would be the perfect series to bestow on Retro Studios, since everyone is dying for them to make a Zelda game. This could be the closest thing we ever see to them actually making one anytime soon!
OliverKO  +   1037d ago
I'm liking this idea more and more - get the leads and talent from Vigil and let Retro work on it... Dreams hopefully can still come true... ;)
Styxoric  +   1037d ago
That is one hugely talented studio, i hate to see this happen to them..
animegamingnerd  +   1037d ago
still am trying to figure out why someone would buy the rights to homefront over darksiders
NYC_Gamer  +   1037d ago
Crytek bought Homefront because they were already working on the sequel..
Numphie  +   1037d ago
That, and they got it at a good bargain price I think.
Garrison  +   1037d ago
Homefront, even thou it's an fps was quite an original title and awesome game that just needed more time and content to be more compelling. The darksiders franchise while being great games are just generic god of war/devil may cry clones.
Themba76  +   1037d ago
another studio dies because of COD this has got to end or all we will have soon is Activision.

I got friends online that play nothin but COD for the last 6 years that franchise is not even that good. it's kinda stale now actually.
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NYC_Gamer  +   1037d ago
What does this have to do with COD?THQ ruined themselves by wasting funds on bad investments...
ab5olut10n  +   1037d ago
^thank you
abzdine  +   1037d ago
the past 6 years i've been playing everything else than COD.
kesvalk  +   1037d ago
although as a gamer i am sad that i will prolly not see the end of the darksiders franchise in the near future, my whises go to all these ppl that lost their job and that they find new places to work again very soon.
BananaEatingSquid  +   1037d ago
Wow, this is incredibly sad. Hopefully everyone who lost their job will find new ones quickly.

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