Crytek Looking to Purchase Darksiders

Despite rumours to the contrary over the past few months, it would appear as though the widely respected Crytek are interested in purchasing the Darksiders franchise. The intellectual property (IP) will go on sale in a final round of closed bid auctions commencing today. Crytek’s […]
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Electronic Theatre ImageDespite rumours to the contrary over the past few months, it would appear as though the widely respected Crytek are interested in purchasing the Darksiders franchise. The intellectual property (IP) will go on sale in a final round of closed bid auctions commencing today.

Crytek’s interest in the franchise was revealed in that now common source of business communication, Twitter. David Adams, CEO Crytek USA, began by tweeting, “Going to bid on Darksiders IP. Put 7 years Electronic Theatre Imageof heart and soul into that franchise, and I think it belongs at home with its creators.”

This of course generated a significant amount of interest, with Adams following by stating, “Looking to buy Darksiders IP back from THQ. The IP belongs in the hands of its creators.”

Whether or not Crytek have put in a bid for the franchise prior to the auction ended remains to be seen, and whether they will be the studio to claim ownership will only be revealed further down the line. Electronic Theatre will keep you updated with all the latest details as this story develops.

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