Joe Madureira, better known as “Joe Mad” was the creative director of the Darksiders franchise (among many other bodies of work), announced via Twitter last night that he’s leaving Vigil Games with this short message
“So Long Vigil Games.”
Joe did go into a bit more detail on his Facebook page, and says, “After 7 long years and 2 hit games ( Darksiders BABY! ) I’m afraid the time has come for me to move on to new adventures.”
I really liked what Joe did for the Darksiders series, both games were awesome artistically and from a gameplay perspective, maybe under his direction Vigil games would have been able to create New IP´s for THQ. Alas, it is the way of the world I guess.
Hopefully we’ll get some news on the possibility of Darksiders III and IV soon.