New THQ head Jason Rubin has pushed back on reports of a question mark over the future of Darksiders, issuing a statement saying he’s “incredibly excited” about both Vigil and the franchise.
The original quote, taken from a Verge interview, read: “Darksiders II is very interesting but I think I can get that team to make other very interesting games.”
Rubin said today that the media had taken the wrong end of the stick when reporting the comment.
“A quote from a recent interview I did has been reported out of context by a number of news outlets,” said Rubin, speaking on Darksiders’ Facebook account.
“The quote implied that I am not enthusiastically behind the Darksiders universe, and that THQ has made decisions not to continue the Darksiders franchise. This is simply untrue.
“My quote, ‘I can get the team to make other interesting games,’ was intended in the context of having different teams within this incredibly talented studio work on new original IP, as well as continuing to support the Darksiders franchise.
“I enjoyed the original game when it came out, and one of my first tweets as president of THQ was, ‘Best part of my new job at THQ? When the Darksiders II playable suddenly drops on my desk… @thq’. Since that tweet I have been playing a lot of Darksiders II and it is far better than the first.
“I’m incredibly excited about Vigil and the Darksiders franchise. Keep your eyes peeled on Monday for an awesome new trailer that brings the world to life in a way you haven’t seen before!”
We’ll bring you the new trailer as soon as it goes live. Darksiders II, in development for PS3, Xbox 360 and PC, releases on August 14 this year. A Wii U version is also in the works.