After seemingly abandoned to death, the Darksiders series is showing new signs of life, as key developers from long-defunct Vigil Games reconvene under a new banner, Gunfire Games.
The new independent studio is led by Vigil founder and Crytek USA head David Adam, the very same man who previously expressed an interest in buying up the Darksiders IP again, Gunfire Games is comprised of his very own core studio team. In a recent interview with Polygon, he delves heavily into his personal feelings on the industry, working for Crytek and, of course, a possible future for his beloved Darksiders.
On the topic of War, Death and the fate of the post-apocalyptic fantasy action game, Adam isn't making any promises. It remains an option that Gunfire are interested in, and they're talking to the current IP owner Nordic Games, but the studio is still young and their long-term plan is to build an entirely new IP. Nonetheless, Darksiders remains a possibility:
"That is one of the options we are exploring. But we don't want to jump into something immediately. We want to weight our options.
"We're looking at some smaller short term deals to keep the guys working. We do want to get a solid idea of what we're going to do next so we can make an informed decision about the engine we'll be using and the size of the team.
"We have a couple of good ideas. One of them is for an original idea, one is to work on an established IP. A couple of alternatives is more about helping other projects."
This is a man who clearly puts a lot of stock in his own vision and the capabilities of his team. Whatever the future has in store for Gunfire Games, we're wishing Adam and his staff all the luck in the world.