The first batch of assets from shuttered developers 38 Studios and Big Huge Games went on auction this week and drew in $180,000 for the benefit of creditors. Polygon reports auctioneers described the final figure as “robust” and considered the auction to have been well-attended both in-person and online. It’s the first of three planned sell-offs to help recover some of the company’s debts; the most interesting one, scheduled for about three months, will offer the developers’ intellectual property; whoever snaffles that could well get behind a Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning sequel or MMO Copernicus.
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Rhode Island’s new charwoman of the House Committee on Oversight may issue subpeonas to get to the truth of what happened between the state and shuttered developer 38 Studios.
Big Huge Games
Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning developer Big Huge Games had been resurrected by two of its original founders, and is already back at work on what it knows best.
Parties affected by the possibility of an out-of-court settlement of the Rhode Island vs 38 Studios suit seem to be coming around to the idea, which would wrap the whole matter up much more expeditiously than at trial.