A few weeks back THQ sold off its assets to the highest bidders. This lead to various THQ studios finding new homes; THQ Montreal for example is now a part of Ubisoft and Relic, the developer of Company of Heroes is now a branch of SEGA. However not all development studios found a new home, and as they disappear into the ether so too do their IPs.
One such series that is looking to be at its end is Darksiders. Developed by Vigil Games, the series managed to get just a couple of games out into the shops, Darksiders, which was available on PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and PC, and Darksiders II which made it over to Wii U as well.
Although many of Vigil's staff now work at Crytek, the series appears to have been left behind. Responding to a tweet from Rovio Entertainment's creative director Patrick Liu, Darksider's lead designer Haydn Dalton said the following:
@pottan Tis true Pat…sometimes good things come to an end. That’s why you’ve gotta enjoy them while you can.— Haydn Dalton (@haydndalton) February 6, 2013
It looks as though Darksiders II will be the last we see of the series, which is a shame as the series appeared to be going from strength to strength.
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