Yesterday it was widely reported that THQ’s new boss Jason Rubin wasn’t in favor of Vigil Games developing Darksiders III, however Rubin’s come out swinging, stating he was grossly misquoted.
“A quote from a recent interview I did has been reported out of context by a number of news outlets,” said Rubin, speaking on Darksiders’ Facebook page.
The quote implied that I am not enthusiastically behind the Darksiders universe, and that THQ has made decisions not to continue the Darksiders franchise. This is simply untrue.”
Rubin continued: “My quote, ‘I can get the team to make other interesting games,’ was intended in the context of having different teams within this incredibly talented studio work on new original IP, as well as continuing to support the Darksiders franchise.
I enjoyed the original game when it came out, and one of my first tweets as president of THQ was, ‘Best part of my new job at THQ? When the Darksiders II playable suddenly drops on my desk… @thq’. Since that tweet I have been playing a lot of Darksiders II and it is far better than the first.”
He added: “I’m incredibly excited about Vigil and the Darksiders franchise. Keep your eyes peeled on Monday for an awesome new trailer that brings the world to life in a way you haven’t seen before!”
Darksiders II sees a release mid-August for PS3, Xbox 360 and PC. It’ll be a Wii U launch title.