Crytek's US CEO to bid for Darksiders IP

Former Vigil co-owner think series "belongs at home with its creators"

Current Crytek USA CEO and former Vigil general manager David Adams has revealed his intention to bid for the Darksiders IP.


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.

While THQ sold most of its big IPs and studios in January, multiple properties remain on the table. These include Darksiders, Red Faction, MX and Homeworld, which are expected to be sold by May.