Game database:   #ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ         ALL     Xbox One     PS4     360     PS3     WiiU     Wii     PC     3DS     DS     PS Vita     PSP     iOS     Android


Darksiders  




Future of Darksiders is uncertain in Nordic Games' hands photo
Future of Darksiders is uncertain in Nordic Games' hands

1:30 PM on 04.24.2013

No developers, no plans, and maybe not enough money


Nordic who? After announcing publisher Nordic Games gained rights to THQ's Darksiders and Red Faction, I saw many ask who Nordic Games is and what its plans are for these series. I'd reference you to Wikipedia for the first part. As for plans, it seems not even Nordic knows at this point.

In an interview with Game Informer, Nordic CEO Lars Wingefors made clear that the company has no intention to develop sequels. Rather, the company wishes to act as a middleman for these properties, licensing out and greenlighting projects for other developers to carry out, much like LucasArts' recent transition. Perhaps we shouldn't call off a Crytek USA Darksiders 3 just yet.

"I am a business man within the games industry. We are not the creative, talented developer that brings out new versions in house," Wingefors told Game Informer, which pointed out that Nordic Games may not have the funds to create Darksiders on the same scale of the last (DSII allegedly cost $25 million).

"I'm sure we can find a solution for at least one of the IPs, or a few of the IPs, this year. Potentially this summer," Wingefors said. "There will be a lot of discussions at E3, but it's hard to say. I'm very open minded and flexible. I trust a handshake. I just need to find the right people."

Certainly a candid response, but not one that inspires a great deal of confidence in the future of Darksiders or Red Faction. With limited funds and no set plans, there can be no guarantee that we'll see another Darksiders or Red Faction any time soon, or that they'll resemble the scale and quality of previous entries if they do come about.

Nordic Games interview [Game Informer]








Comments not appearing? Anti-virus apps like Avast or some browser extensions can cause this.
Easy fix: Add   [*].disqus.com   to your software's white list. Tada! Happy comments time again.

Did you know? You can now get daily or weekly email notifications when humans reply to your comments.





timeline following:
Darksiders




Darksiders

5:00 PM on 02.13.2015
Darksiders II is just the latest in a long line of re-releases

Did you like the last generation of gaming on platforms of yesteryear? A lot of good stuff came out for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. Legacy consoles are seemingly maintaining their relevance by the sheer number of re-releases ...more



9:00 AM on 05.13.2014
Nordic Games confirms Joe Mad's statements that Darksiders isn't dead

Yesterday, artist and designer Joe Madureira claimed that Darksiders wasn't dead, and that its new publisher had been in the process of working on the third game. Nordic Games has since responded to the statement, nothin...more



1:30 PM on 02.13.2014
Darksiders and Red Faction are getting new collections

Nordic Games, the current owner of former THQ properties Darksiders and Red Faction, has plans to release compilations of both series in the second quarter of 2014.  Darksiders Collection (£34.99) packages both gam...more



View all Darksiders






Back to Top




All content is yours to recycle through our Creative Commons License permitting non-commercial sharing requiring attribution. Our communities are obsessed with videoGames, movies, anime, and toys.

Living the dream since March 16, 2006

Advertising on destructoid is available: Please contact them to learn more