"Darksiders" developer Vigil Games was one of the casualties of the THQ bankruptcy that ended Wednesday with several of the publisher's games auctioned off to various competitors. However, Vigil Games still does not have a buyer and Lead Combat Designer Ben Cureton claims that the studio was working on what is presumably a next-gen project that would blow people away. Meanwhile, Lead Designer Haydn Dalton dropped hints at what would have been "Darskiders III".
Cureton told his tale of Vigil Games in a post on NeoGAF. He talked about his two decades working in the game industry before moving on to what it was like working at Vigil Games and the "Crawler" project the studio was working on.
"I knew, without a shadow of the doubt, that the project we were working on (Codenamed: Crawler) was going to blow people away," Cureton wrote. "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."
It's possible that "Crawler" was in fact "Darksiders III" for the Playstation 4 and Xbox 720 as THQ had several next-gen projects in the works. Dalton suggested as much on Twitter when he said, "There was a shimmer on a slither of hope, that at one point, there'd be a Darksiders III: 4 Player Co-Op; It rode off into the sunset today."
"Darksiders" and "Darksiders II" let gamers play as either War and then Death; two of the Four Horseman of the Apocalypse. It sounds as if the third in the series would have starred all four.