When some of the crew that has previously worked on "Darksiders" games were picked up by Crytek, many thought that would mean the return of "Darksiders III," but the company seems to have shot down that possibility for good.
According to a report from GamesIndustry on Monday, Crytek chief executive officer Cevat Yerli talked about how "Darksiders III" doesn't fit their current plan.
"We didn't want to continue with 'Darksiders III,' since that doesn't fit with our strategy.
"It's not like we set the team on a specific game concept. They're actually going to work on what David and the team identifies as what they want to do.
"Right now, they just know what the strategy of Crytek is and the framework we need to satisfy, but none of that drives what the game is about," Yerli said.
Yerli then discussed his surprise at no company bidding on Vigil Games, but stated that they had some apprehensions themselves about the studio.
"We were surprised when nobody bid on Vigil.
"We would have liked to have bid, but there were too many unknowns. I thought that maybe we could reconsider bidding, but eventually we decided not to because the projects [the developer was working on] weren't strategically fit for us, but I really liked David [when I talked to him] on the phone.
"He made a very good impression on me as someone who really cared, someone who is really passionate about what he does, and someone who is passionate about the team he works with," Yerli said.
Yerli said when the whole team showed up for a one-time meeting, that eventually led to Crytek USA, it spoke volumes to him.
"I was thinking that if the [whole] team showed up to the Sunday meeting in full number, as David said they would, it would show implicitly the trust and respect the team has for David.
"And when they all showed up and expressed that they really wanted to work together - that team integrity and the fact that they really didn't want to split up was enough for me to say this goes beyond an interview.
"I didn't ask David about his previous jobs, it was completely based on trust and the fact that these guys were great people with a great history," Yerli said.