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Crytek USA, Vigil devs aim to get the band back together with new studio

David Adams, formerly of Darksiders series development studio Vigil Games, has formed a new studio: Gunfire Games. It is a studio comprised of seven team members from Crytek USA, which itself was formed entirely from ex-Vigil staff in the wake of the…
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Ex-Vigil Games Founder Leaves Crytek, Forms New Studio

Several ex-Vigil Games developers have left Crytek Austin to form Gunfire Games. The new company is considering attempting to return to the Darksiders franchise.

In an interview with Polygon, ex-Vigil founder and ex-Crytek U.S. head David Adams says that a recent exodus of talent from Crytek's Austin wing. Adams said, "Forming another independent studio was something that I thought about because of what was going on. It got to the point where people were starting to leave… When you make a game, one of the most important elements of that is the people you work with. You could get 12 of the best developers in the world and put them into a room and they may not make a good game."

Adams also cited a lack of good communication between his studio and Crytek as another motivation for his departure. All of the members of the small new studio Gunfire Games are ex-Vigil employees.

Adams and his coworkers left Crytek's Hunt in the midst of development. Adams said that attempting to make another Darksiders games is "one of the options" Gunfire is considering. Any new Darksiders game would have to be made in partnership with Nordic Games, which now owns the property.

[Source: Polygon]


Our Take:
Between Gunfire and the newly formed Dambuster Studio in the UK, here has certainly been a huge exodus of talent from Crytek recently. It seems that the company's recent financial struggles are taking a toll. However, it's great to hear any kind of talk of a new Darksiders game. – The Feed

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