Eternal Darkness Sequel Returns? Original Creator Denis Dyack Reimagines Shadow Of The Eternals As A Multimedia Singularity Of Film, TV And Games
Eternal Darkness shall be just that, eternal. So sayeth Dennis Dyack. Throughout the years, the former Silicon Knights president has unsuccessfully tried to get Eternal Darkness's spiritual sequel - Shadow of the Eternals - onto systems. Now, he's branching out.
Dyack has formed Quantum Entanglement Entertainment (QE2) and will bring Shadow of the Eternals back to life. However, it will look decidedly different.
"We're looking at it from a film and television side," Dyack told IGN in a recent interview. "We've got more going on that we're just not ready to talk about yet." Like some future prophet, he calls the blending of games, movies and television 'The Singularity'. A very fancy name for 'getting that paper'.
Considering how amazing television has been recently, it's easy to understand why Dyack would want to get into the business. Especially with the success of genre-twisting shows like True Detective, which feels like it could fit right into Eternal Darkness: Sanity's Requiem. "A lot of the television that you're seeing is really bleeding into a lot of the things that we do in video games," Dyack said. "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."
Personally, as long as there is some movement on an Eternal Darkness sequel, I am good with it. The project was started several times, but stalled out due to lack of funding. Several Kickstarter and other crowdfunding events were begun, but either stopped, failed to reach or, in a spectacular turn of events, the cofounder of Silicon Knights was brought up on child pornography charges. Silicon Knights filed for bankruptcy in 2013.
If I didn't know any better, I'd say that maybe we're all still in the game and the sequel's long, troubled history is just another Sanity effect.