Darksiders may have been caught by the scythe of Death, but that’s not stopping a number of former Vigil Games employees from finding new life at Crytek USA. The Austin-based outfit, announced earlier today, represents the ninth studio in the German firm’s portfolio. Its foundation follows closely in the footsteps of Crytek Istanbul, which was revealed earlier this month.

“I’m thrilled to be a part of the newest Crytek studio, which will boast some of the brightest development talent in the industry,” said Crytek USA CEO, and former Vigil Games co-founder, David Adams.

The newly established team is thought to comprise of a slew of high ranking Vigil Games employees, as evidenced by comments made by Crytek spokesperson Jens Schafer, who described the studio as a “new start” for the former THQ staffers in an interview with Gamasutra. It’ll be interesting to see what the group end up working on over the coming years.

[via vg247.com, gamasutra.com]