Riddick team 'reassembled' for new game, Vin Diesel claims

A third Riddick movie just hit theaters, which begs the question: is another video game in the works? According to star and producer Vin Diesel, the answer is yes.

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The Chronicles of Riddick franchise resulted in not one, but two terrific video games. A third Riddick movie just hit theaters, which begs the question: is another video game in the works?

According to star and producer Vin Diesel, the answer is yes.

"My die-hard gamers want Taigon to deliver the third chapter in the Riddick game," Riddick said in an interview with ScreenCrush (via CVG). "And we just over the past couple of months, just this year, reassembled that team from Starbreeze that brought Escape From Butcher Bay to create the third game." According to IGN, the game will be "more of a MMO."

While the prospect of a new Riddick game should get fans rightfully excited, there is reason to pause. Diesel is no stranger to over-promising and under-delivering. Diesel has been dreaming up an MMO for years now--with nothing to show for it yet.

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    September 10, 2013 4:00 PM

    Andrew Yoon posted a new article, Riddick team 'reassembled' for new game, Vin Diesel claims.

    A third Riddick movie just hit theaters, which begs the question: is another video game in the works? According to star and producer Vin Diesel, the answer is yes.

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      September 10, 2013 4:11 PM

      given the type of media he's talking to "more of an MMO" could mean a million different things

      some more... game minded media, should give him an opportunity to clarify himself

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        September 10, 2013 4:21 PM

        As long as I can still hide in vents and stab people with screwdrivers I'm in.

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      September 10, 2013 4:37 PM

      Aren't most of the Escape From Butcher Bay developers at Machine Games working on Wolfenstein: The New Order?

      http://www.gamasutra.com/view/news/31346/Report_ZeniMax_Media_Acquires_ExStarbreeze_Founders_Studio_Machinegames.php
      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MachineGames

      MachineGames (corporate name MachineGames Sweden AB) is a video game developer based in Uppsala, Sweden. It was founded in 2009 by Fredrik Ljungdahl, Jerk Gustafsson, Jens Matthies, Jim Kjellin, Kjell Emanuelsson, former Starbreeze Studios founder Magnus Högdahl and Michael Wynne (Magnus and Michael left before the acquisition) who were all key members of the Riddick and Darkness developer Starbreeze Studios.

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      September 11, 2013 12:47 AM

      Neither were terrific, and dark athena was the poorer of the two.

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        September 11, 2013 2:40 AM

        Butcher Bay was a great game back when it was released. It doesn't hold up so well these days, but when it came out I remember playing it quite a bit. It also got great reception.

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          September 11, 2013 2:44 AM

          Yeah, it definitely was a noteworthy game back then for several things (tech, characters, gameplay freedom). I had my qualms about some of the gameplay, but they could be overlooked in 2004.

          I feel like Starbreeze hasn't stepped up their game enough if The Darkness and recently Syndicate is any indication of their capabilities.

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            September 11, 2013 3:24 AM

            Pretty sure most of the core team that worked on Butcher Bay broke away from Starbreeze to form MachineGames a while back.

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            September 11, 2013 4:53 AM

            it also proved that a game based on a movie didn't necessarily have to suck!

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            September 11, 2013 7:56 AM

            You are nuts, Sydicate kicks all kinds of unholy ass.

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        September 11, 2013 5:52 AM

        Yeah, no. Butcher Bay was a fantastic game.

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      September 11, 2013 5:52 AM

      Several Riddicks battling eachother? I'll pass.

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        September 11, 2013 6:16 AM

        Wh0a, the first thing I would do in that game would be to name myself Roddick to differentiate myself from the other dudes. Then I would grind for XP for 4000 hours and do raids and stuff.

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          September 11, 2013 6:25 AM

          Confirmed, you can change gender on your Riddock. So that's a little bit more differentation!

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            September 11, 2013 6:31 AM

            Wh0a!!!

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            September 11, 2013 6:46 AM

            Rivvagina

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              September 11, 2013 7:29 AM

              Riccunt

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                September 11, 2013 7:42 AM

                Do you think there will be an expansion pack for the Roddick MMO where you can play as a Panda bear? It could be called Mists of Roddick.

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      September 11, 2013 7:58 AM

      The new movie was pretty cool. Except for the terribly weak last third. Like the movie had nowhere to go and well, just wrap it all up.

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