Crytek Opens New Studio Filled With Darksiders Devs
Crytek has found a more permanent home for many of the developers of Vigil Games, the maker of the Darksiders series that didn’t find a buyer during THQ’s bankruptcy auction.
The new studio, located in Austin, Texas (as Vigil formerly was), is made up of at least some of the core team from Vigil, which was shuttered following the auction. It’s called Crytek USA Corp., according to a press release, and gives the Germany-headquartered Crytek an permanent presence in the U.S. The former co-founder of Vigil, David Adams, is taking on the role of Crytek USA’s CEO, and the new studio has 35 “experienced developers.”
Of course, we have no idea what the hell Crytek USA is actually going to do at this point. Since Vigil wasn’t purchased during THQ’s bankruptcy proceedings, Crytek won’t have the rights to any IP, like Darksiders. This studio might be a continuation of Vigil in spirit, but it won’t be the same studio.
That said, it’s great to see that a new studio has been born out of the chaos surrounding THQ.