Originally Posted by clipse026
While I didn't like Darksiders, I'm surprised they were not picked up.
Eh it makes sense really.
It's a pure value proposition. All of the studios auctioned off currently have a game on the books that is partially finished. If you buy THQ Montreal and a 90% complete South Park game, you are paying for the work that has already gone into that game.
Vigil games only just released Darksiders 2, and with the new systems coming up they were probably only in very early development on a next generation game. So there is no value there besides the "Brand". And in this case the brand is a commercially unsuccessful game with no big following or hype and a studio operating at a loss.