A number of Vigil Games developers have been picked up by Crytek and will work out of its new studio in Austin, Texas.

The future of the Darksiders developer was in doubt after both the studio and the Darksiders IP were passed over at the THQ auction.

However, Polygon is reporting that former Vigil co-founder David Adams is now CEO of the Crytek USA Corp, and that 35 of his staff have also made the move.

"I'm thrilled to be a part of the newest Crytek studio, which will boast some of the brightest development talent in the industry," he said.

"The studio's launch represents Crytek's commitment to delivering diverse and high quality content to players everywhere."

Following the announcement, THQ president Jason Rubin tweeted, "Great news for Vigil, at least the core team. Thanks to Crytek for saving as much as they could of a fantastic team."

Some of the Vigil team may have found a home, but the Darksiders intellectual property is still to be sold.

Crytek CEO Cevat Yerli spoke highly of his new team.

"We believe our CryEngine technology will enable the team we assemble to create unparalleled new gaming experiences," he said.

Crytek now has offices in Europe, Asia, North America, and Istanbul.