In recently surfaced reports, several officials from Vigil Games have left Crytek Austin and gave birth to a new studio, Gunfire Games which aims at reviving the long lost Darksiders franchise with Darksiders 3.
In an interview with Polygon, Vigil Games founder who also assumed the role of Crytek USA’s chief, David Adams stated that it was Crytek’s financial fluctuations that led to his resignation.
Not only this, but a lack of communication was also a prime factor leading to people’s departure:
Forming another independent studio was something that I thought about because of what was going on. It got to the point where people were starting to leave… When you make a game, one of the most important elements of that is the people you work with. You could get 12 of the best developers in the world and put them into a room and they may not make a good game.
As of this very instant, there are a total of seven people working at Gunfire Games who are working on the possibility of making Darksiders 3. According to Adams, he has spoken with Nordic Games, but he doesn’t want to jump right into it and wants to take his time with smaller projects first:
We’re looking at some smaller short term deals to keep the guys working. We do want to get a solid idea of what we’re going to do next so we can make an informed decision about the engine we’ll be using and the size of the team.
Those of you who don’t know, Vigil Games came to its end after THQ’s termination with Crytek hiring most of VG’s staff for its Crytek Austin studio which is now declining in employees to give birth to Gunfire Games.