"Crysis" developer Crytek has been expanding and deservedly so. The "Crysis" series is one of the most venerable first-person shooter (FPS) on the market let alone one of the best looking. Looking to expand into the US market, Crytek is setting up shop in Austin, Texas, home to other great studios such as the Activision Blizzard, Nintendo-owned Retro Studios and the aforementioned Vigil Games.
So what does Crytek have to do Vigil? Well, the company is not technically buying Vigil Games; instead it has hired several former Vigil Games employees to set up operations for Crytek Austin. The new studio will be headed by the co-founder of Vigil Games, David Adams and will be staffed by 35 former Vigil Games employees. Crytek told Gamasutra that this move is a "fresh start for Vigil Games" but did not specify what exactly that meant.
So does this mean that there will be another "Darksiders in the future? Don't bet on it. There has been no word as to the fate of "Darksiders" and it doesn't sound like that is the direction Crytek is going. The firm purchased the rights to "Homefront 2" at the THQ auction and is focusing on that, along with "Crysis 3" which hits stores February 19.
Of course, things in the video game industry is always changing so if there is any news or developments on the fate of the "Darksiders" franchise it will reported here.