Project Copernicus base may still get sequel
Published on: July 15, 2012 at 11:00
Updated on: Jul 13, 2012 at 15:48
While the dream-team development company begun by Curt Schilling has completely tanked, leaving its MMO Project Copernicus on the drawing board, the single-player RPG released by 38 Studios featuring the same universe may still be getting a sequel, if Electronic Arts has anything to do with it.
Of course, 38 Studios’ demise left its assets in the hands of the state of Rhode Island, so EA would need to purchase the rights to the title first. As the studio’s collapse included bailing on a multi-million dollar loan, those rights could be very expensive.
Unfortunately, or fortunately, depending on which side you’re on, that base game — Kings of Amalur: Reckoning — only reviewed moderately well and didn’t make enough money to fund the rest of the MMO development. That may bring the price down a bit. Still, we’ll have to wait and see if EA makes a move for the rights, and then if Rhode Island is willing to part with them for a reasonable amount.
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