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Vin Diesel says Butcher Bay team working on a new Riddick game

The team behind Chronicles of Riddick: Escape from Butcher Bay is back together making another Riddick game. Series star and producer Vin Diesel told IGN (via OXM) about the follow-up to Assault on Dark Athena.

"There's this huge concept which is more of a MMO game that would be centered around people being able to play mercs and it's basically the merc trade," Diesel said. "There's a very cool game concept behind that."

Diesel said the former Starbreeze team was reassembled with his own developer Tigon this year, so it likely won't tie in with Riddick, which is in theaters now. The team behind Dark Athena does not seem to be involved--Starbreeze released Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons in August.

Are you excited to see the Riddick games take a new direction, or do you hope the next title skews closer to the single-player sneaking-and-fisticuffs gameplay of the original?

11 comments

  • usmovers_02 - September 12, 2013 4:36 a.m.

    Dammit! Should have read the article first. An MMO style game is an absolutely TERRIBLE idea if it means no SP like the previous game. No game has blended guns and stealth as well as CoR.
  • usmovers_02 - September 12, 2013 4:33 a.m.

    YES!! Some of the best games ever!
  • Arc_Salvo - September 11, 2013 9:44 a.m.

    Sounds good to me that a new game's in the works. I loved Pitch Black and the Butcher Bay game. Did not like Chronicles, and never tried Dark Athena. Still, I heard people didn't really enjoy Dark Athena so I'm glad he's tapped Starbreeze again.
  • Bloodstorm - September 12, 2013 1:27 p.m.

    Dark Athena wasn't anywhere as bad as people made it out to be. Played them back to back when Dark Athena came out, both are great games.
  • Eightboll812 - September 10, 2013 8:05 p.m.

    Different strokes for different folks :-). Me personally, there's not a single movie that Vin Diesel's been in that I didn't feel worse off for having sat through even 5 minutes of it. I'm not going to be insulting towards anyone who likes him, and I freely admit I've seen a small portion of his movies, therefore, perhaps that's a gem I've overlooked.
  • Shinn - September 11, 2013 2:13 a.m.

    I'm not all that fond of Pitch Black, but in truth the Riddick game is actually pretty fun. It doesn't come near game like Thief or Dishonored, but it's still a pretty good stealth-ish game.
  • Bloodstorm - September 10, 2013 2:28 p.m.

    The Riddick games are examples of movie games that don't suck, and both the games are far better than the second movie. Riddick makes a good video game protagonist, and the combat was always so unique and fun. I hope they make a new game more akin to the first two. I do not have interest in an MMO. Too many MMOs.
  • Eightboll812 - September 10, 2013 4:14 p.m.

    Possibly that is because the movies are so utterly horrible that any game can only stand to be an improvement over the move?
  • Bloodstorm - September 10, 2013 6:11 p.m.

    The second movie, sure. Pitch Black is still awesome.
  • Eightboll812 - September 10, 2013 8:06 p.m.

    The reply up top was meant as a response to you.
  • Bloodstorm - September 11, 2013 6:58 a.m.

    Pitch Black is a classic! Got to at least give it a try. It is worlds beyond the second movie. It was a real shame what they did with the second movie.

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