New Darksiders owner would like to work with former devs
Nordic Games announced its purchase of the Darksiders license yesterday, but the publisher and distributor will not be developing the series, nor any of its other THQ acquisitions. Owner and CEO Lars Wingefors told Eurogamer he is already looking into external partners.
“We are not a developer,” Wingefors said. “We should not create a sequel [to Darksiders]. We need to find the best creative team to look into a sequel. We will look into various options to make sequels.”
The “best-suited [studio] in the world to make a sequel” is Crytek USA, Wingefors said, as it is staffed mostly by former Vigil Games developers. But both it and Nordic Games have their own priorities and agendas, so it’s too early to talk about potential arrangements there.
Crytek USA simply wished Nordic the best in a statement provided to Eurogamer, though some of its employees have posted hopeful messages on Nordic’s message board.
Either way, Nordic does not have THQ’s millions to throw around making a game like Darksiders II. But Wingefors thinks that shouldn’t be a roadblock.
“We have to find creative solutions to make a game of that size. I’m not worried. If you have a great product and an idea, I’m normally good at finding a solution to it.”