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Vigil Games left behind in THQ sale, had new game in the works

by William Schwartz


In the wake of the sale of THQ assets in open auction, one AAA developer that was not on the list was Vigil Games. The develoerps responsible for the Darksiders franchise which spans two game, did not see any interest from publishers looking to pad their arsenals in the bankruptcy proceedings.

Darksiders and Darksiders II were both very good games, and one would think that someone would be interested in taking the franchise forward. However, it turns out that this was not the case. Vigil will be closed according to reports, and this is bad news for fans of the Austin, TX developer.

While many had expected the continuation of the Darksiders franchise, Vigil revealed yesterday that they had a brand new game on the horizon, that they believed to be quite good. Ben Cureton of Vigil took to the NeoGaf forums to shed some light on the events of this situation.

“Did I like coming to work? Yes. Was I proud of the work that I did? Yes. More importantly, was I proud of the work that WE did? Absolutely. I knew, without a shadow of the doubt, that the project we were working on (Codenamed:Crawler) was going to blow people away. In fact, it DID blow people away. We did, in TWO months, what many companies haven’t done in a year. The pride of knowing that no one was doing anything like us was so satisfying, it kept us coming to work and giving 100% every single day, even through the dark times.”

Cureton was the Lead Combat Designer at Vigil Games.

- This article was updated on:January 29th, 2013

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