Yesterday came the utterly crap news that nobody had placed a bid on Vigil Games, the creators of the Darksiders games, during the auction held for THQ’s various assets. Many of the staff of Vigil headed on to the Internet to say their farewells, with Ben Pureton posting a heartfelt thank you to both the company and fans on NeoGaf.
But now there does seem to be a small sliver of hope, as Platinum Games producer Atsushi Inaba took to his Twitter account to say this (Translated by Polygon):
“Oh man in THQ’s big sale it looks like nobody’s bought Darksiders… I’d love to buy that (if it was cheap).”
Interesting stuff. Yesterday Lead Designer Haydn Dalton of Vigil Games said this on Twitter: “there was a shimmer on a slither of hope, that at one point, there’d be a Darksiders III: 4 Player Co-Op; It rode off into the sunset today.” JP Kellams, writer and translator at Platinum Games, responded to the Tweet by saying, “”If anyone is interested in working with/at Platinum let me know how to get ahold of you via DM.”
THQ stated in an internal letter that they were making every effort to find appropiate buyers for their left over assets. Is it possible that we could see the Darksiders IP and a chunk of the Vigil Games staff get taken onboard Platinum Games? It would certainly be interesting to see the Darksiders IP in the hands of Platinum.
What do you guys think? Would you like to see Platinum pick it up, or do you think another company might be better suited to it?