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Kingdoms of Amalur IP buyer will have a “billion dollar” franchise on its hands, says Schilling

Tuesday, 26th November 2013 21:49 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

Curt Schilling, former head of 38 Stuios, believes that the company which purchases the Kingdoms of Amalur IP in the upcoming auction, will have a “billion dollar” franchise on its hands.

That’s according to a tweet he posted earlier:

“If someone were to buy Amalur, put team back on it, it’s a billion dollar franchise, 2 years later and still no ones done what we were doing.”

The upcoming auction of assets formerly owned by 38 Studios, includes the Amalur IP and unfinished MMO Copernicus, both of which have seen interest from several games companies, according to auction organizers.

These potential bidders include some “well-known industry figures”, apparently.

The auction, takes place December 11 via telephone, and all firms will be pre-screened and must sign an NDA. Initial bids are due by December 4.

Other properties on the block include Big Huge Games, in-house development technologies and  Rise of Nations IP as well as Rise of Nations: Tactics a completed, unreleased game developed by 38 Studios.

Rhode Island underwrote 38 Studios a $75 million loan, has sued various 38 Studios leaders for the firm’s financial collapse, but plans to honor debts and costs associated the studios’ bankruptcy by paying $90 million.

Thanks, ffronw.

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  1. Fethennour

    “Amalur”, not “Amalar”, Stephany.

    #1 8 months ago
  2. Stephany Nunneley

    Well I got it right 2 out of 2. So there’s that. :/

    #2 8 months ago
  3. yeoung

    Not sure about those numbers, that said, I’d play the hell out of Copernicus on PS4. If it uses the same combat system as KoA:R, I’m more than willing to give it a try. Skill based combat and exploration with friends with loot as a bonus, heaven.

    #3 8 months ago
  4. KineticCalvaria

    @3, deffo. I think KoA had all the makings of a great MMO, it would definitely have worked better than a singleplayer RPG.

    #4 8 months ago
  5. Phoenixblight

    Someone is talking up their IP so it brings more money in. Not shocking. The game was meh at best. It felt like a student project with no goal in mind.

    #5 8 months ago
  6. Ireland Michael

    The gameplay of KoA was undeniably fun, but the world it was placed in was so unimaginably uninspired and devoid of its own identity that it actively discouraged me from experiencing more of the game.

    #6 8 months ago
  7. xXNapsterManXx

    Hope MS Buys it so they can have 2 good RPG games

    #7 8 months ago
  8. TMRNetShark

    @7

    “2 good RPG games”

    XD

    Now as a PS3/PS4 owner, give Microsoft some fucking credit. They tried their near damn hardest to get good JRPGs on their console. But let’s face it, PS3/360 was not a good generation for JRPGs.

    Now, Western RPGs like Mass Effect, Elder Scrolls, Fallout, Dragon Age, etc…. were all great games that the 360 had. So don’t say Fable was the only good RPG that MS had… It was their only good exclusive maybe… but far from the only good RPG.

    #8 8 months ago