Darksiders 3 had co-op Four Horsemen planned
by John Keefer, shacknews.com, May 30, 2013 3:00PM PDT
Darksiders 3 is in limbo right now after the demise of THQ and the subsequent purchase of the IP by Nordic Games. But what would have happened if developer Vigil Games could have carried the series forward? Co-op multiplayer for one.
"It was always our hope to do a full four-player co-op game, with all four Horsemen playable," former Vigil creative director Joe Madureira told IGN. "It's possible we could have pulled it off. I would have liked to introduce Fury and Strife. I know many fans feel robbed that they never got to play the last two Horsemen."
Madureira said they had played with different story ideas, including having the four riders take on Lucifer in Hell, or making them mortal after the rebirth of mankind. "neither idea got very far," he said.
PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, however, would have made development a bit easier on the plans, though. "I do think that it would be very difficult, if not impossible, to have four players running around simultaneously and maintain the level of graphic quality we achieved," Madureira said. "So the next one, had we introduced co-op, would have benefited from the power of the next generation of consoles."