Darksiders 2
Crytek Discusses Vigil Hires, Not Making Darksiders III
Written By
View author's profile

Crytek CEO Cevat Yerli has opened up on the creation of Crytek USA, the new studio formed with ex-Vigil Games employees. And although Yerli has great respect for Vigil’s previous work, Darksiders III will not be its first project.

“We were surprised when nobody bid on Vigil,” Yerli told GamesBeat.  “We would have liked to have bid, but there were too many unknowns. But when nobody bid, I thought that maybe we could reconsider bidding.

“But eventually we decided not to because [Vigil's] projects weren’t strategically fit for us, but I really liked David [Adams, Vigil founder] 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.”

However, Yerli did see another way, booking a flight to come and meet Adams face to face.

“It was an interesting time,” says Adam. “I was telling everyone that [Friday] was their last day. [Yerli] came out the next day. We met, and the day after we were pulling a new studio together called Crytek USA.”

Yerli added, “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.”

So the beginning of a beautiful relationship then? Perhaps, but Darksiders III isn’t something that Crytek is considering creating right now.

“We didn’t want to continue with Darksiders III,” said Yerli, “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.”


User Comments

Forum Posts: 31
Comment #1 by Nemesis Sieg
Tuesday, February 05, 2013 @ 04:24:09 AM
(1Thumbs Up Thumbs Down Report Comment
At least Darksiders 3 is a possibility when only the other week it looked to be over completely

Forum Posts: 186
Comment #2 by Floodclaw
Tuesday, February 05, 2013 @ 04:32:47 AM
(0) Thumbs Up Thumbs Down Report Comment
So if "they just know what the strategy of Crytek is and the framework we need to satisfy", does that mean Darksiders III will be a first person shooter like Crysis? That seems to be all Crytek is interested in at the moment.

Forum Posts: 910
Comment #3 by TacticalTodger
Tuesday, February 05, 2013 @ 04:35:28 AM
(2Thumbs Up Thumbs Down Report Comment
HOPE they work on Crawler as their first project but I got a feeling they'll be set to work on Ryse.

Forum Posts: 1491
Comment #5 by ThePumpkinKing
Tuesday, February 05, 2013 @ 04:42:16 AM
(4Thumbs Up Thumbs Down Report Comment
Crytek can't even legally make Darksiders 3, because they don't own the IP. Why he kept talking like they did makes no sense at all.

Forum Posts: 7438
Comment #6 by iBuzz7S
Tuesday, February 05, 2013 @ 04:45:17 AM
(1Thumbs Up Thumbs Down Report Comment
Selfish. No one cares for no jobs lost, yet they worry about a third Darksiders game.

Sooner or later it will happen. Look for an Easter egg or two in upcoming games from Crytek which will hint at a third game in the series.

Forum Posts: 4
Comment #7 by Leviathan v2
Tuesday, February 05, 2013 @ 05:01:58 AM
(1Thumbs Up Thumbs Down Report Comment
Damn I was really looking forward to D3. Can someone make Prototype 3, it sucked that Radical Entertainment was shut down

Forum Posts: 99
Comment #8 by RyanStimo
Tuesday, February 05, 2013 @ 05:05:54 AM
(4Thumbs Up Thumbs Down Report Comment
Darksiders 3 wont happen. They will just do what they did with Free Radical. Keep hinting at Timesplitters but eventually will not make it. Say goodbye to darksiders. Its gone.

Forum Posts: 20
Comment #9 by Lonewolff 7
Tuesday, February 05, 2013 @ 05:07:39 AM
(0) Thumbs Up Thumbs Down Report Comment
I would love another Darksiders. Loved the first two.

Forum Posts: 7
Comment #10 by seto kaiba
Tuesday, February 05, 2013 @ 05:27:32 AM
(1Thumbs Up Thumbs Down Report Comment
Cryteks strategy "keep releasing crysis and homefront sequels"

Forum Posts: 18
Comment #11 by The Killer Cook
Tuesday, February 05, 2013 @ 05:55:52 AM
(3Thumbs Up Thumbs Down Report Comment
@1 have to agree, this is fantastic news that it COULD be in the pipeline somewhere in the (hopefully not to far) future. Darksiders had alot of small glitches (gamebreaks seem to have been patched) and if u can overlook these Darksiders is one of the most well developed storys i have had the pleasure of playing through. Characters, enviroments and storylines are of the highest quality and felt absolutley gutted the guys at Vigil didn't even recive a bid. Crytek- let these guys make the game that they love. The passion they have for it reflects in the game and its there love for the Riders that made this such an epic game.

Forum Posts: 37
Comment #12 by thenewpeter
Tuesday, February 05, 2013 @ 06:05:25 AM
(1Thumbs Up Thumbs Down Report Comment
Crytek's strategy, make as much money, in any way possible, without caring what people think, and moaning their ass's off when they don't get what they want.
Anti pro-owned games, big supporters of free to play, I worry for any project they have control over in truth, especially after they said they won't be making any more disk based games, only free to play, that's at least their words that I never saw contradicted.

Forum Posts: 44
Comment #13 by StubbsDK
Tuesday, February 05, 2013 @ 07:10:00 AM
(0) Thumbs Up Thumbs Down Report Comment
Goddamnit...! Crytek gets hold of yet another awesome franchise... We might as well give up on Darksiders III... They tease it, and then tell us that there isn't a market for it, like they keep doing with TimeSplitters!! Oh, how you make me hate you, Crytek, and now my boycut is in effect!! I won't give you a single dime until you give me TimeSplitters and Darksiders!!

Forum Posts: 1068
Comment #14 by The Bum-Mobile
Tuesday, February 05, 2013 @ 07:11:07 AM
(0) Thumbs Up Thumbs Down Report Comment
Instead they push stuff like that shitty Crysis 3 demo I played the other day...

Forum Posts: 599
Comment #15 by HorsemanOfWar16
Tuesday, February 05, 2013 @ 07:13:48 AM
(0) Thumbs Up Thumbs Down Report Comment
The fate of Darksiders III hangs on the edge of a knife! Please just buy the bloody IP Crytek, so at least we can have hope that one day there will be 4 player horseman's!

At least those talented guys have not lost there jobs, and have found a new home! :)

Forum Posts: 10
Comment #16 by Leynat
Tuesday, February 05, 2013 @ 07:14:10 AM
(0) Thumbs Up Thumbs Down Report Comment
Hopefully they can establish themselves as a studio and then Crytek can let them go back to producing another Darksiders or finish off that Crawler game they mentioned.

Forum Posts: 94
Comment #17 by dAFKave813
Tuesday, February 05, 2013 @ 09:44:45 AM
(0) Thumbs Up Thumbs Down Report Comment
It is awesome news that the Vigil team is still together, I really do hope at some point they will begin to work on more Darksiders games though. That is a really great series and if there is anybody out there who has not played them they really need to.

Forum Posts: 71
Comment #18 by The Kingslayer
Tuesday, February 05, 2013 @ 11:20:37 AM
(0) Thumbs Up Thumbs Down Report Comment
So no Darksiders III or Timesplitter but we get Crysis 3.......ffs.

Forum Posts: 144
Comment #19 by coomzy
Tuesday, February 05, 2013 @ 12:49:29 PM
(0) Thumbs Up Thumbs Down Report Comment
Timesplitters please we have waited long enough...

Forum Posts: 309
Comment #20 by Snowed
Tuesday, February 05, 2013 @ 01:02:12 PM
(0) Thumbs Up Thumbs Down Report Comment
@5 One would assume that would contribute to why it's not being made right now. However, there's nothing to stop them from buying it later on cheap.

That said, I think it's pretty clear they're never going to make Darksiders and that's just as well. It's a good series, not great.

Forum Posts: 450
Comment #21 by chach7171
Tuesday, February 05, 2013 @ 01:24:54 PM
(0) Thumbs Up Thumbs Down Report Comment
Technically wouldn't they have to buy the Darksiders rights from THQ? that's probably why they can't continue the story or comment on it until or if they do.

Forum Posts: 20
Comment #22 by doub 7
Tuesday, February 05, 2013 @ 04:02:29 PM
(0) Thumbs Up Thumbs Down Report Comment
@21 You are absolutely correct sir. They DO NOT own the Darksiders IP, & from a statement released earlier have no plans to acquire it. They just hired 35 talented members of the core Vigil team & more than likely will put them to work on their own projects. I hope they let them resume their work on Crawler as the buzz on that project in the industry is really positive. Someone from Platinum Games hinted on Twitter about acquiring the Darksiders franchise on the cheap. This would be a good fit & is probably the best chance of seeing another game in the series. I think it is a great franchise that deserves to continue but I am not holding my breath. At the end of the day the games did not sell well enough to justify the investment in the brutal economics of this console generation.

Forum Posts: 0
Comment #23 by Wings of Regret
Tuesday, February 05, 2013 @ 07:35:12 PM
(0) Thumbs Up Thumbs Down Report Comment
I could care less about that goofy looking piece of shit.

Forum Posts: 1
Comment #24 by XxMayhemxX
Tuesday, February 05, 2013 @ 11:44:38 PM
(0) Thumbs Up Thumbs Down Report Comment
Havn't played nor own either Darksiders game. Not interested.. I suppose they are ok, but just hasn't caught my eye enough. Everyone asking about Darksiders 3 need to post on THQ threads, to see what developer they get to work on it, because I bet THQ is interested in a 3... But again, it has nothing to do with the former team in this article. My hopes is Crytek USA start Timesplitters HD Trilogy, then move on to Timesplitters 4.

It's kinda like Guitar Hero, RedOctane and Harmonix did it, then moved on to Rockband, but Activision decided to carry on with GH anyways, and GH3 and on just haven't been as good...

Forum Posts: 44
Comment #25 by GottaGetMy
Wednesday, February 06, 2013 @ 11:48:05 AM
(0) Thumbs Up Thumbs Down Report Comment
Happy for them that they found a new home,
Loved Crysis 1&2 and Darksiders 1&2

if darksiders 3 will be made ? Only time can tell

Forum Posts: 5
Comment #26 by Vlad The Lost
Friday, February 08, 2013 @ 11:51:01 AM
(0) Thumbs Up Thumbs Down Report Comment
Awesome move by Crytek. More companies need to be this awesome.

You need to register before being able to post comments.


Game Info
Vigil Games


US August 14, 2012
Europe August 21, 2012

Players: 1
ESRB: M for Mature
You need to log in or register to use MyAchievements.
Related News




You need to log in or register to rate games.

User Score is based on 258 user ratings.