Eternal Darkness dev Denis Dyack forms new studio
October 31, 2014 | 11:28
Former Silicon Knights head Denis Dyack has created Quantum Entanglement Entertainment, or QE2, a new ‘entertainment company’.
The studio will focus on video games as well as films and television programing with Dyack declaring the merging of these three platforms is where the future of entertainment is, referring to it as ‘the singularity’.
’A lot of the television that you're seeing is really bleeding into a lot of the things that we do in video games,’ said Dyack, talking to [eurl=http://uk.ign.com/articles/2014/10/31/denis-dyack-announces-new-entertainment-company title=IGN]IGN[/eurl]. ’A lot of the things that you see in film are bleeding into a lot of the things that we do in video games. I wanted to do something that was a lot more than just video games.’
As part of the announcement, Dyack also confirmed that spiritual successor to Eternal Darkness, Shadow of the Eternals, is back on the table. The project has previously failed to gain traction on Kickstarter twice.
Dyack said that the team is now looking at Shadow of the Eternals from a television and film side as well and that they have more going on than they’re ready to talk about.
Silicon Knights closed its doors in May 2013 amid a bitter lawsuit levelled at Epic Games accusing the Unreal Engine creator of using funds from licensing costs to develop Gears of War rather than pay for improvements in the engine. The courts rejected Silicon Knights’ claims but did find in favour of counter claims made by Epic, resulting in a $4.45m bill landing with Silicon Knights.