Shortly after E3, new THQ president and Naughty Dog co-founder Jason Rubin reportedly said some things that ended up being taken out of context by numerous media outlets. Fans were led to believe that Rubin didn't like THQ's Darksiders franchise and wanted to drop it in pursuit of other options.
Well, today he's come out to clarify his words, stating quite firmly that he does, in fact, like Darksiders and has no intention of discontinuing the series. When he said he thought Vigil could "make other interesting games," he meant putting some of that talent toward a new IP in addition to Darksiders.
Rubin took to Facebook, releasing this lengthy statement to the THQ community:
To all Darksiders Fans,
A quote from a recent interview I did has been reported out of context by a number of news outlets. The quote implied that I am not enthusiastically behind the Darksiders universe, and that THQ has made decisions not to continue the Darksiders franchise. This is simply untrue. My quote 'I can get the team to make other interesting games' was intended in the context of having different teams within this incredibly talented studio work on new original IP, as well as continuing to support the Darksiders franchise.
I enjoyed the original game when it came out, and one of my first tweets as President of THQ was 'Best part of my new job at THQ? When the Darksiders II playable suddenly drops on my desk... @thq'. Since that tweet I have been playing a lot of Darksiders II and it is far better than the first. I'm incredibly excited about Vigil and the Darksiders franchise. Keep your eyes peeled on Monday for an awesome new trailer that brings the world to life in a way you haven’t seen before!
You may now stop freaking out, because Darksiders is safe. Darksiders II will be released in August, and you can check out our hands-on impressions and interview here.