Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Darksiders II May Be The Last Release In The Series

**UPDATE** Jason Rubin has backtracked his comment and explained what he actually meant.
“A quote from a recent interview I did has been reported out of context by a number of news outlets."

“The quote implied that I am not enthusiastically behind the Darksiders universe, and that THQ has made decisions not to continue the Darksiders franchise. This is simply untrue.

“My quote, ‘I can get the team to make other interesting games,’ was intended in the context of having different teams within this incredibly talented studio work on new original IP, as well as continuing to support the Darksiders franchise.

“I enjoyed the original game when it came out, and one of my first tweets as president of THQ was, ‘Best part of my new job at THQ? When the Darksiders II playable suddenly drops on my desk… @thq’. Since that tweet I have been playing a lot of Darksiders II and it is far better than the first.

“I’m incredibly excited about Vigil and the Darksiders franchise. Keep your eyes peeled on Monday for an awesome new trailer that brings the world to life in a way you haven’t seen before!”
Disappointing news for fans of the Darksiders series... in a recent interview with Jason Rubin, the new head of THQ, he kind of hints that he would like the Vigil games team to focus on other game ideas...
“Darksiders II is very interesting but I think I can get that team to make other very interesting games,” Rubin said.
Hopefully the sales of Darksiders II will help to change Rubin's mind.

However, on Rubin's twitter he praises Darksiders II by saying

Jason Rubin ‏@Jason_Rubin
Great day at Vigil. I love Darksiders II. Don't believe the web. Wish I had a clone so I had enough time to complete the game!
So only Jason and the team at Vigil knows what is really happening with the future of the Darksiders series. Here's hoping it's a bright future.


Anonymous said...

He corrected himself by saying that he thinks that Vigil can work on other stories as well as the Darksiders series.

Anonymous said...

It's true here is a link to the sight that says that. The site is http://www.hookedgamers.com/blogs/markbarley/2012/06/14/jason_rubin_backtracks_on_statements_regarding_darksiders_future.html

Mike said...

Ahh thanks for this!