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Crytek plans to bid on the rights to the Darksiders franchise. In a post on Twitter, Crytek USA CEO David Adams wrote that Crytek is “going to bid on Darksiders IP.” He noted that the team “put 7 years of heart and soul into that franchise, and I think it belongs at home with its creators.”

Back in January, 35 Vigil employees joined Crytek USA, and Crytek confirmed at the time that the studio was “more like a new start for [the team at Vigil].” At the time, Crytek said it wasn’t pursuing the Darksiders IP, but it appears that things have changed.

Vigil co-founder Ryan Stefanelli clarified to Destructoid that “when the Darksiders IP goes up for auction, Crytek will be bidding for it. Not much more to say since the rest is left up to courts and legal shenanigans, but we’re all excited at the prospect.”

THQ said in February that it expects to sell off its remaining assets before the end of May. For now, nothing has been finalized for the Darksiders IP, but this could be a glimmer of hope for fans.

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By Andrew Goldfarb