Something shady is going on in the province of Ontario with Silicon Knights and the full story is still shaking out. Yesterday it was reported that Precursor Games, which is working on the curiously funded Shadow of the Eternals
– a "spiritual successor" to Silicon Knights' Eternal Darkness: Sanity's Requiem –
bought and implemented Silicon Knights' assets into their new project.
also reported late yesterday that Silicon Knights' offices are now empty (stopping just short of closing), and that despite there being "no connection to Silicon Knights" according to Precursor Games' CEO Paul Caporicci, former SK head Dennis Dyack confirmed that he had left SK and was now chief creative officer at Precursor. Polygon has way, way more on this
Silicon Knights lost a multi-million, multi-year lawsuit against Epic Games
last year and there's still questions about the money the company may or may not have gotten from the Ontario government
. More on this is sure to be revealed in its time.