Is there a new Riddick game on the way?
On a scale from baseless rumor to confirmed development, this one falls somewhere in the middle. Vin Diesel has claimed not only that there is a new Riddick game on the way, but that the original team from Starbreeze is going to make it. No, really. Read on for the details.
The revelation came while Diesel was doing an interview for screencrush.com, when he was asked whether he had any future plans to branch out the Riddick character. After mentioning an upcoming Riddick app for iOS, Diesel made the following announcement.
“We, just over the past couple months – just this year – reassembled that team from Starbreeze that brought Escape from Butcher Bay to create the third game.”
If I might take a moment to address Mr. Diesel directly… can we quote you on that? Well, actually, we just did. But… are you for real? Because that would be awesome. Also, are you playing Vision in Avengers 2?
Anyway, this is far from an official announcement, and Vin Diesel has been known to occasionally get a little ahead of himself when talking about future projects. But picturing a next generation Riddick game brings a smile to this gamer’s face. Escape from Butcher Bay was one of my favorite games on the original Xbox, and I’m still amazed at what Starbreeze was able to do on that now ancient hardware. The remake/sequel Attack on Dark Athena was equally impressive, and I’m very curious to see where the series might go.
I see one problem with this new Riddick game, though. Many core member of Starbreeze are now at Machinegames, working on the new Wolfenstein. So Vin’s claim that he’s reassembled the original team needs a bit more explanation before I’ll clear a spot on my shelf for the next Riddick title. If you’re interested in seeing the interview in which Vin makes the announcement, you can check it out below. Skip ahead to 2:00 if you’re only interested in the Riddick game announcement.