Nordic Games owner and CEO Lars Wingefors has said Darksiders 3 will be developed by a studio that knows what to do with the franchise, and the team chosen will be “the best creative team” it can find.
Speaking with Eurogamer, Wingefors said Nordic Games isn’t “a developer,” and that it should not be the one to “create a sequel.” Upon release, it would be launched on PC, and “potentially” PS4 and the next console from Microsoft if applicable.
“We need to find the best creative team to look into a sequel,” he said. “We will look into various options to make sequels. In the last 24 hours we have been approached by people who seem to know that product very well. However, if those discussions lead anywhere, I don’t know.
“Without saying we have been in contact with Crytek USA, I’d love to do something with them if we can find the right set-up. If they can prove they can make a worthwhile sequel, why shouldn’t we talk?
“I have a great respect for those guys. They made very good games. But I’m sure they have a full agenda. Making games takes time. They are the best-suited people in the world to make a sequel, that I’m aware of. But if someone else has a better set-up, they should step forward.”
“We take one day at a time. I’m sure we’ll get the chance to speak.”
Crytek formed Crytek USA in Austin, Texas this year, made up of many former Vigil staff members, including its CEO David Adams.
Nordic also nabbed the Red Faction IP at auction last week, a property Wingefors is interested in despite the lackluster reception of Red Faction: Armageddon.
“The last game, I wouldn’t say it was a failure, but it was a set-back,” he said. “It was a disappointment. We realize that. That is included in the price tag for it. However, there are millions of fans who really liked the first product. It’s a good concept. You just need to make it good.
“We have been approached by some good people today on that as well. It’s a top-notch independent European developer, which has the resources. I can’t say any more than that.”
You can read the entire interview through the link.