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Crytek USA CEO To Bid On Darksiders IP

Jason Clement

In late January, Vigil Games failed to find a buyer after a court decision rendered that its parent company THQ was to be dissolved and have its assets auctioned off, but thankfully Crytek swooped in and employed many of Vigil's core team in order to form a new studio, Crytek USA.


Unfortunately, the Darksiders IP was not picked up by Crytek and remained unbid on, so today Crytek USA CEO David Adams tweeted his intention to bid on the Darksiders IP when THQ auctions off the rest of its properties in April, saying:


"Going to bid on Darksiders IP. Put 7 years of heart and soul into that franchise, and I think it belongs at home with its creators."


Since Crytek was not interested in pursuing the Darksiders IP when it was being auctioned off along with Vigil, it's unknown what effect this would have if Adams successfully won the bid. It's always possible that Crytek could change their stance on developing the IP further, but in the meantime it seems that it's not part of the agenda.


Note: It's difficult to verify the validity of this Twitter account as the actual David Adams since the account only has 10 tweets so far and was started in the latter half of 2012, but many of the tweets are development-focused and mention Darksiders II, and also do seem to be in line with certain events as they happened (such as the release of Darksiders II and the dissolving of THQ).


Unofficially, it would seem that everything checks out and that it really is Crytek USA's CEO, but until his identity can be proven further, you'll have to take this one with a grain of salt.


Source: Twitter

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