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Crytek Dev To Nordic: 'We'd Be Happy To Take Darksiders Off Your Hands'

NowGamer: Former Darksiders devs have passed on their advice for future titles in the series to Nordic Games, and also offered to take the IP 'off their hands' (Dev, Industry, Nordic Games, Vigil Games)

TimmyShire  +   1019d ago
Vigil Games deserve to make this game. Very sad :(
sengoku  +   1019d ago
vigil went down with thq
sure crytek would be in a much better position to make a decent follow up of darksiders but my guess is they wont let it go that easily
abradley  +   1019d ago
What I don't get is why if they wanted it, did they not bid on it in the first place. I think they want to get the IP cheap from Nordic which is not very fair.
Baka-akaB  +   1019d ago
I'm rather convinded that Vigil died , or at least the Darksiders ip , possibily died when Madureira left .

His art was the soul of the game , and without it i wasnt so sure i'd be that interested in sequels .

Then you have Thq going down , and everyone but crytek of all companies , passing on to the remnant of Vigil games AND the IP .

I dunno if i'm that interested by future IP of "Vigil" outside of the Darksiders venture , especially under Crytek .
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DeadlyFire  +   1019d ago
Well since Nordic is a publisher primarily. There is a possibility they could get Crytek to make next Darksiders game and publish it.
fei-hung  +   1019d ago
My concern from ex Vigil employees is they want to change the game from an sp to a 4 player co-op game.

I don't want this at all. I want 2 more games covering the other horsemen in equall depth as Death and War and then a grand finale game that has a sp campaign that lets you play different horsemen over different portions of the game or that allows you to pick a horseman and play with him / her throughout the sp with optional online or local co-op where friends can control the others.

What I don't want is the game to cut corners and go straight into a conclusion or give us a gimped darksiders with 2 horsemen s stories thrown into one game.
sherimae2413  +   1019d ago
what games are made by nordic games?
this is the 1st time i heard this company...
TimmyShire  +   1019d ago
Having looked into it, they're the ones behind Gothic series - which is probably their 'best' and most well known game to date. Everything else, not so much.
meowthemouse  +   1019d ago
Actually, JoWooD published the Gothic series not developed, and now they are owned by Nordic Games.

Nordic haven't developed anything yet, but because they bought JoWood they have the publishing rights for a couple decent PC games like Alan wake, The book of unwritten tales and the Painkiller series.

I don't like where this is going but who knows.
DeadlyFire  +   1019d ago
They are publisher really so anything they aim to make will be outsourced to a developer. Claiming Darksiders, Red Faction and the others in the list though means they have some big plans to move forward.

Koch surprised me when it grabbed Volition and Saints Row. Some new publishers on the block aim to make a name for themselves.
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JeffKaos  +   1019d ago
I was wondering who the heck Nordic is too, but considering the IP's they purchased and assuming they plan on holding on to them I'm sure we'll all know who they are soon enough.
xYLeinen  +   1019d ago
Why didn't Crytek bid more for Darksiders? Surely they got more cash than Nordic Games..
meowthemouse  +   1019d ago
This is exactly what I thought, I don't want them to get the dark siders IP even more.
smashman98  +   1019d ago
You do know that almost all of vigil works for crytek now
meowthemouse  +   1019d ago
I know there are some that moved to Crytek, but not most?? might be wrong here. But even then I don't like anything that has to do with crytek, Dark Siders 3 as origin exclusive? Hell no.
Baka-akaB  +   1019d ago
Crytek didnt lift a finger to take the ip when they purchased Vigil games and now suddenly they wanna play white knight ?

I'm already not a fan of Crytek this certainly wont help
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joab777  +   1019d ago
The ones that want it work for crytek and couldn't bid themselves, I am sure. Crytek didn't want it or didn't want to pay for it. They would rather have the team work on something else. Anyway, how did Nordic get all this money or better yet, why would they buy all those other IP's?
Baka-akaB  +   1019d ago
I think Nordic got it on the cheap , wich is very sad for those franchise , and showed the lack of interest from known publishers .

Ps :

Yeah now i read the article and see that it's not even interest from Crytek itself , but former vigil devs .
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Sashamaz  +   1019d ago
The didn't purchase Virgil games, they opened a new studio in the same area and hired employees from virgil, crytek were not willing to spend a penny on bidding for anyone or anything
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Kran  +   1019d ago
Well why don't Crytek develop and Nordic publish?

Win Win :)
abradley  +   1019d ago
You mean, SHARE! Lol, most companies now don't like that word. Specially if they have their own publishing house.
Kran  +   1019d ago
Well you do realise Nordic Games did publish the PC boxed edition of Alan Wake/American Nightmare. I know Nordic didn't own Alan Wake and yet they do own Darksiders, but lets face it, Nordic are gonna have to ask somebody to create the third game, so who better than the actual developers whom have moved over to Crytek?
isarai  +   1019d ago
you obviously don't know how the relationship between devs and publishers work. It wouldn't be "Sharing" it would be hiring them to develop the game, which would be what they have to do anyways since Nordic Games does not have an in house development team
alegolo  +   1019d ago
Crytek would turn Darksiders into a free-to-play online game.
SonyNGP  +   1019d ago
Or worse. A $60 tech demo...
smashman98  +   1019d ago
Except the crytek your thinking of and the crytek in question aren't the same although crytek USA is owned by crytek they are actually vigil
Mr_Writer85  +   1019d ago
Why so you can let it rot with Timesplitters?
abzdine  +   1019d ago
no Crytek, nobody wants a Crysisiders!
WeskerChildReborned  +   1019d ago
Lol Crytek seems to take interest in this game...idk if that would be good or bad depending on not really knowing what the other developer have worked on.
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RuleofOne343  +   1019d ago
The studio is led by David L. Adams, who was formerly the CEO of Vigil Games; a studio that had been acquired by THQ, but was shut down as part of THQ's Chapter 11 bankruptcy on January 25, 2013. After a series of meetings between former Vigil staff, the new division was quickly established only three days later on January 28, 2013.

hence the Birth of Crytek USA
RuleofOne343  +   1019d ago
Hey Nordic sell to Crytek but try to get a good return on it based on the sales of the first 2 games & their cost. Don't sell it due to fear of screwing it up or consumer opinions, do what you folks deem right. (no matter what am buying the game)
Chaos_Raiden  +   1019d ago
Crytek, please save the Darksiders series.

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