many of THQ's IP rights were sold off to different companies at auction, unfortunately literally no one in the business world has expressed interest in buying their Darksiders IP except for one dude from Platinum Games,
the only information we have on that was an off-handed-sounding comment left by one of the higher ups at Platinum Games on their twitter feed, which was nothing more than basically "is no one interested in this? really?"
the great news here, however, is that if someone DOES buy the Darksiders IP, probably the FIRST thing they will do is launch some kind of bundle pack that contains either both games, or just Darksiders 2 with all the DLC, or maybe all of those things, because selling bundles of old software would be the quickest and easiest way for them to make some money off the IP before (maybe) moving on to a sequel of their own
so basically, it's not looking good for the life of the franchise right now, but if it does get bought up, you can almost guarantee some sort of DLC bundle pack will be released
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And I'm sure whether or not it is purchased and rereleased in a bundle is entirely hinging on whether or not I buy it all now, and it will only do so after I have done so. Because that's how things work.
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There is still hope that someone may buy it. I think they made a mistake by not having DS II a multiplayer game, The ending of DS 1 was so incredible and begged for a mutliplayer follow up.
A multiplayer open-world adventure game? Seriously? Sounds utterly terrible. Given that DS is essentially a reskinned Zelda, multiplayer should be the last thing they consider.
also no chance of a patch to fix the DLC/inventory overload bug is there.
Funny thing is I remember the developer stating in response to not being bought up after the THQ crash that he had big plans for a 4 player coop in Darksiders 3, but he'd lost hope of that after the auction.
4 player coop with four horsemen... that would have been either really awesome, or a huge mistake, depending on how it was implemented.