Despite many of its major brands and studios being snatched up
during this week's auction, several of THQ's intellectual properties remain unclaimed, their respective studios dissolving as a result. Among those unclaimed properties is the Darksiders franchise, which failed to garner any bids during the auction proceedings.
"Having just finished a product, Vigil was farthest from release of their next game," THQ president Jason Rubin told Game Informer
. "We were not able to garner any interest from buyers, despite a herculean effort. Additionally, they were working on a new IP, which meant even more risk for a buyer."
Vigil's new IP, codenamed Crawler
, was a show-stopper by all internal accounts: "When the teams got together recently to show each other their titles, Crawler dropped the most jaws," Rubin said. "It is a fantastic idea, and truly unique. The fact that nobody bid for the team and title is a travesty. It makes no sense to me."
Darksiders will be sold (along with THQ's other remaining properties) in the coming weeks
, though what that process entails remains unknown.