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EA says it would “love” to be the publishing partner for a Reckoning sequel

Friday, 13th July 2012 15:22 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

EA labels president Frank Gibeau has said hopes a sequel to Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning will be made, and that EA would “love” to the publishing partner.

Speaking with Videogamer, Gibeau said: “I think it’s unfortunate how everything worked out [for 38 Studios]. 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.”

Reckoning sold 1.2 million copies, which was above EA’s sales estimates, and Schilling has said there was a sequel in works at one time.

However, back in May, Schilling claimed the various comments Rhode Island governor Lincoln Chafee made to the media regarding 38 Studios “scared” the private investor on board, eventually dropping out of the deal and taking its $35 million with it.

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  1. ManuOtaku

    ****Keeping fingers crossed***, i hope this could come out at some point in time, is better than we want to move on statement, at least they are aware regarding the potential of this game.

    #1 2 years ago
  2. TheBlackHole

    #2 2 years ago
  3. Stephany Nunneley

    I really had to bite my tongue on this one.

    #3 2 years ago
  4. Moonwalker1982

    Do EA still have the rights to the Amalur name?

    #4 2 years ago
  5. Phoenixblight

    @4

    No that was part of the deal with 38 studios that in exchange for not owning the rights to the IP that EA would take a larger portion of the profits of the game sold.

    #5 2 years ago
  6. Moonwalker1982

    Oooh ok, so basically Epic has the rights to the game now? Since they took in most of the devs?

    #6 2 years ago
  7. Phoenixblight

    @6

    Nope, Rhode Island owns the rights of the IP. Epic just took the devs that made the game.

    #7 2 years ago
  8. ManuOtaku

    #7 so Rhode island can sell the IP to EA or anyone that wants it, right, in order to get recoup some of the looses they had with the investment.

    #8 2 years ago
  9. Phoenixblight

    Yep RI can sell it to try and recoup some of the investment they made to 38 studios.

    #9 2 years ago
  10. fearmonkey

    EA bailed on the sequel thanks to RI’s statements, and now they would like to work with someone on the sequel? almost funny.

    #10 2 years ago
  11. Phoenixblight

    @10 Maybe because they didn’t want to get involved with a studio that was going to be the governors main focus for a scapegoat.

    #11 2 years ago