Vin Diesel reassembling Tigon Studios to create third Riddick game

By Stephany Nunneley, Tuesday, 10 September 2013 14:07 GMT

Vin Diesel’s Tigon Studios has been reassembled, according to the actor, in order to deliver a third game in the Riddick series.

Speaking in two separate interviews, recently withScreencrush and with IGN back in July, Diesel said he has “reassembled” the Starbreeze team behind The Chronicles of Riddick: Escape from Butcher Bay “to create the third game.”

“There’s this huge concept [behind the game] which is more of a MMO game that would be centered around people being able to play mercs and it’s basically the merc trade,” he said to IGN. “There’s a very cool game concept behind that. So we got our guys in Sweden that were part of Starbreeze and we’re pulling them back together to make the next Riddick game that we’re really excited about.”

Diesel said the team made the two prior Riddick games as a way to “flesh out the mythology more,” without having to spend “tens of millions of dollars” by doing it through films.

“So it was kind of us being resourceful in some ways and using a less costly medium, the video game and the animatics and the cinematics in the video game, to, you know, expand the universe,” he said.

The latest Riddick film is now in theaters and it pulled in over $18.7 Million last weekend.

Thanks, OXM.

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