By Joseph Leray
In the aftermath of THQ’s Chapter 11 bankruptcy proceedings, “Darksiders” developer Vigil Games fell through the crack. Not only did the studio not find a buyer during yesterday’s piecemeal auction, no one bid on the company or its games at all, according to investment blogger DDInvesting.
As of right now, Vigil Games (which was owned by THQ) will continue with the Chapter 11 process. There may still be a buyer for the Darksiders license, but the studio is effectively finished.
Vigil’s lead combat designer Ben Cureton took to NeoGAF to mourn the loss, praising the team that had built “Darksiders” and its sequel, “Darksiders 2”: “Am I sad I don’t have a job? Not really … I’m sure I’ll get another one eventually,” he writes. “I’m sad because it won’t be THIS job. It won’t be at Vigil … these people will never be together again in the same combination.”