Crytek wants to make a Darksiders game.
Crytek developers have posted on the Nordic Games’ forums and have told the buyers of the Darksiders IP how to proceed with the game. The studio always wanted the IP and it’s not clear why they didn’t bid for it and if they did, why did they allow Nordic to win.
“As one of the co-founders of Vigil and the lead level designer/principal designer on both games, all I can say is… make it adventurous,” said Ryan Stefanelli.
“And do what we would’ve done: let people know what happens when those other three comets land on Earth! Four player co-op or bust! Good luck to you guys. You’ve adopted our baby.”
“If you actually ever go forward with the Darksiders franchise, be sure to focus on the things that made DS and DS2 cool,” Ben Cureton, lead combat designer at Vigil, added.
“Things like… that feeling of adventure (that Ryan mentioned), the fast-paced combat, the sense of scale, quality voice acting, and don’t forget that Strife and Fury need to be BADASS… whatever you do, don’t forget to crank the BADASS meter up to 11. If you are ever in doubt of what to do… just add more skulls! Oh yeah… it has to be 4 player. It’s a must!
“That being said, if you decide you don’t want to continue making games for the series, let me know. We’d be more than happy to take the IP off your hands. In fact, you can even have all of the money that DS1 and DS2 continue to generate!”
The game would be fun to play with CryEngine 3 since the graphics will undoubtedly look great but it’s not clear what Nordic wants to do with it.
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