Crytek CEO: “Surprised No One Bid on Vigil”, No Darksiders 3
Cevat Yerli opens up about the deal with Vigil and the future of Darksiders.
When THQ’s auction was over and done with, many IPs had found themselves a new home. Except Darksiders and, for that matter, its developer Vigil Studios. But why was that?
Even Crytek CEO Cevat Yerli, who eventually made a deal with Vigil founder David Adams to form Crytek USA from the 20-30 employees available, had no idea.
Speaking to GamesBeat, he said, “We were surprised when nobody bid on Vigil. We would have liked to have bid, but there were too many unknowns.
“I thought that maybe we could reconsider bidding, but eventually we decided not to because the projects [the developer was working on] weren’t strategically fit for us, but I really liked David [when I talked to him] on the phone. He made a very good impression on me as someone who really cared, someone who is really passionate about what he does, and someone who is passionate about the team he works with.”
However, there won’t be a Darksiders 3 “since that doesn’t fit with our strategy” according to Yerli. Though Crytek USA isn’t bound by a specific concept, this fact means we won’t be seeing the Four Horseman again anytime soon.