Nordic Games, who recently purchased most of the remaining THQ properties, now have an abundance of games that people want to make, Darksiders and Red Faction instantly spring to mind, they just need to decide who gets to make them and when.
Nordic CEO Lars Wingefors spoke to Game Informer and talked about what will be happening with all their new IPs.
“We’ll be sitting down, I think, in the next week to discuss all those options. It takes a very long time to make games. You won’t see a new Darksiders this year. I don’t believe in bringing out a shitty sequel,” he said.
“I’m sure we can find a solution for at least one of the IPs, or a few of the IPs, this year. Potentially this summer. There will be a lot of discussions at E3, but it’s hard to say. I’m very open minded and flexible. I trust a handshake. I just need to find the right people,” Wingefors said.
“Each IP has its own merits. I do have a deep love for MX vs ATV. I have sold loads through the years, and I know it is a big community. I think that will be less tricky to make a good game with.
“Titan Quest drew a lot of attention in the past 24 hours. There is great love for Titan Quest. I am sure you will see a sequel in the future, but I don’t know when,” he added.
From these comments it seems that Nordic Games are being rather smart with all their new properties, they know that these things take time and the longer you take the better it will be in most cases. Rushing out a “shitty” Darksiders sequel would only cause them to lose favor with the public. Let’s hope they choose the right teams for these games, why not try and get the former developers to do it?