The creative director of the Darksiders series, Joe Madureira, has hinted that there may be another sequel in the works. Whilst ansering fan questions on his Facebook page, Madureira wrote ”DS is not dead!!! The new owner, Nordic seems very committed to continuing the series. As far as my involvement, I can’t say at this point. Hopefully we will all have exciting news about the franchise soon!!!!!! ”
The fact that he cannot give any information on his involvement is perhaps the biggest hint that a Darksiders 3 is currently in production. it could mean that his involvement in the project is still being negotiated or it could be that he is actively involved but is unable to say publicly until the game is officially announced. The big question is who will develop the next title. Darksiders and Darksiders II were developed by Vigil Games and published by their parent company THQ. When the publisher went bankrupt in January 2013, Vigil was disbanded.Many of the developers joined up with Crytek to form Crytek USA, whilst others found new jobs with Retro Studios. Darksiders and many other THQ IP were snapped up by Nordic Games, a small Austrian publishing company.
Whilst hope for a Darksiders 3 release remains, it is likely to be a long way off. We’ll bring you more about the project as soon as we know more.