Digital Extremes Cranking On Sequel To The Darkness?
It came out over three years ago, but it remains one of our favorite games of the generation.
Ever since, we've been scrounging about for any news of a sequel. For a while, it just didn't appear to be a possibility, but industry sleuth Superannuation has found an encouraging piece of information. It's the CV for a Texture Artist/Environment and Prop Artist for Digital Extremes; his name is Emmanuel Pappas and he has worked at EA Canada (FIFA) and Radical Entertainment (Prototype) in the past. He's been at Digital Extremes since January of 2009 and it seems he's working on three titles: "JarFly," one "Undisclosed Title," and yes, "Darkness 2." While it's true that the original was developed by Starbreeze, that studio has already said that a sequel would likely be created by another team. Although we've waited quite a while already, we'll definitely be interested to hear about a sequel to a game that may have been under-appreciated. It would probably appear dated now but even so, you might want to rent it if you like atmospheric FPSs with big twists.
For a frame of reference, The Darkness might be compared to Singularity as they're both FPSs at their core, but they also have a very unique mechanic or element that makes the experience feel quite fresh.
Related Game(s): The Darkness
7/25/2010 8:53:44 PM Ben Dutka