Speaking to Strategy Informer, lead developer Haydn Dalton remarked:
Absolutely (the future of Darksiders is dependent on this this sells). We’ve got ideas for what we can do within the Darksiders universe, and it’s a huge universe. We’ve got ideas for different types of games as well, we’ve got a lot of mechanical things that are the boil and are ready to go depending on how this sells.
With the focus on DLC we want to sustain the amount of time people can spend playing Darksiders.
Hopefully within that time we’ll find how it’s been received, how people are liking it, so a lot of our future as a games studio will be dependent on how this goes.
So loosen them purse strings come launch day, yes?