"We Thought The Game Was Terrific"
Despite 38 Studios' distastrous financial situation, EA would love to publish a sequel to this year's well-reviewed RPG Kingdoms Of Amalur: Reckoning.
“I think it’s unfortunate how everything worked out [for 38 Studios]," EA labels president Frank Gibeau told Videogamer. "At the end of the day, we saw a lot of creativity and vision in the team that Curt [Schilling] put together. We thought the game was terrific. It reviewed well."
“We built a good business there and hope there’s a sequel to it someday,” he continued. “We’d love to be a partner for that.”
Whether this situation could actually happen, however, remains to be seen. EA ceded the rights to the Kingdoms Of Amalur IP in order to acquire a bigger cut of the proceeds, and the rights currently reside with the state of Rhode Island. Many Big Huge Games staffers have already found new roles, several departing to a newly-formed Epic Games studio. Are EA waiting for the dust to settle before swooping in with an offer for the Reckoning license?