Future DLC doubts

#1HakPosted 12/21/2012 10:05:24 AM
Well, even in the presence of season passes and THQ's promise of future DLC being available, sadly with them filing for bankruptcy, it's entirely possible that none of it will ever see the light of (release) day. If they don't find a buyer for all its games, then they're going under, and even if they do find a buyer, then there's no guarantee that the buyer will support any of the current products - with THQ owing WWE around $45m, that franchise's future is in doubt, and considering the rather modest sales of Darksiders 2, any buyer may just dissolve the product.

Sad days - had hoped that decent DLC would have lifted DS2 from being a kinda average game to being something fairly decent.
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#2spongemonkey26Posted 12/23/2012 11:20:55 PM
Considering Joe Mad no longer works for Vigil also casts a bit of a long shadow over the franchise.
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#3legendX66Posted 12/26/2012 12:41:04 PM
thq's actions are unaffected while they complete a sale. anything planned will still go through.
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#4mwmike11Posted 12/28/2012 12:33:07 AM
Hak posted...
Well, even in the presence of season passes and THQ's promise of future DLC being available, sadly with them filing for bankruptcy, it's entirely possible that none of it will ever see the light of (release) day. If they don't find a buyer for all its games, then they're going under, and even if they do find a buyer, then there's no guarantee that the buyer will support any of the current products - with THQ owing WWE around $45m, that franchise's future is in doubt, and considering the rather modest sales of Darksiders 2, any buyer may just dissolve the product.

Sad days - had hoped that decent DLC would have lifted DS2 from being a kinda average game to being something fairly decent.


Honestly, I would assume Ubisoft will successfully buy them and just keep the series going. Which most likely means that Darksiders III, which most likely will come with Ubisoft at the helm, will have multiplayer.

I mean, if Splinter Cell is still alive and kicking, even after they stopped selling as well as they used to, then surely a great game like Darksiders will survive...
#5Hak(Topic Creator)Posted 1/2/2013 8:34:56 AM
Even if Ubisoft do go ahead with a purchase, the first thing they'll be doing is performing a financial evaluation on current IP performance. Sadly, DS2 didn't perform remotely as well as expected (certain THQ people expected 10m units sold, and it sold 1.4m copies as of November earnings reports to investors). Given how much the game cost to develop and advertise, it would economically make sense for it to be axed.

Also, no purchasing company is going to be under any obligations towards support of the previous products. If it's going to cost Ubisoft (or whoever does buy - Ubisoft's name hasn't even been mentioned in the last few stories) money to package and ship DLC for something which has already turned a significant loss, they'll simply not bother doing it. If WWE, who are owed $45m unsecured, aren't getting their money back, then all the people who bought season passes are going to be last on the list (and Microsoft's policy is that they do NOT do refunds, and offer no guarantees for anything purchased on their marketplace - either on whether the product works, or on whether it even exists).
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