Fri, Jun 14, 2013 | 16:46 BST
Nordic Games wants to “do right by” the properties it purchased from THQ
Nordic Games has said it’s received the most feedback from the community on franchises Darksiders, MX vs. ATV, Red Faction and Titan Quest since picking up the properties from THQ in April.
Speaking with Joystiq during E3, Nordic’s business and product development man Reinhard Pollice said the company is going to “carefully select which franchises are up for getting a sequel or new installment,” although he himself would like to see a new Deadly Creatures developed.
The firm is a small one though, and in order to develop a third triple-A quality titles in the Darksiders franchise, it would need to bring a publishing partner in to help out financially.
“Darksiders is really big. We know we need a partner for that. An established development team that can pull out such a big action adventure,” he said. “We obviously talked to former team members and, if they are free, we want to somehow involve them.
“If they are allowed to because, you know, some of them found other jobs or are with Crytek now – I would not look for a Darksiders 3 before two years from now.
“I mean, we just got two weeks ago the actual source codes and art assets. Before I went to E3, I was starting and getting to kick off internally what’s there. It will be a process over the next couple of months and then to discuss internally what route we want to go.
“We want to give fans they know from the past and they liked, but bring it somehow to the next level. What you as a player would expect from a sequel. We know we have to move one step ahead.”
Nordic Games spent $4.9 million to acquire THQ’s back catalog in April.