Adams oversaw the Darksiders franchise at former THQ studio Vigil, which was shut down on January 25 when the bankrupt publisher failed to receive any bids for the studio as it auctioned off its assets.
Three days later, Crytek CEO Cevat Yerli revealed that Adams would run Crytek USA and bring on the core members of his team from Vigil. However, Yerli told GamesBeat shortly afterwards that he "didn't want to continue with Darksiders 3, since that doesn't fit with our strategy".
It's unclear if Yerli's stance has changed or whether Adams simply hopes to purchase the Darksiders IP for his own personal reasons, but we've asked Crytek for comment.
Going to bid on Darksiders IP. Put 7 years of heart and soul into that franchise, and I think it belongs at home with its creators.— David Adams (@DadamsDavid) March 27, 2013
Looking to buy @darksiders IP back from #THQ.The IP belongs in the hands of its creators. #PS3 #Xbox— David Adams (@DadamsDavid) March 27, 2013