Saturday, August 2, 2014
EA Would Love To Be A Part Of Kingdoms Of Amalur Sequel

EA Would Love To Be A Part Of Kingdoms Of Amalur Sequel

EA Labels president Frank Gibeau told GameInformer Magazine that his company would love to be part of a Kingdoms of Amalur sequel, adding that it was “unfortunate” how things turned out for the now closed studio.

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

Gibeau added: “We built a good business there and hope there’s a sequel to it someday. We’d love to be a partner for that.”

Things came to a rather unfortunate end for 38 Studios, leaving many hard-working game developers redundant.

Thanks, Videogamer.

About Ernice Gilbert

Ernice Gilbert here. Founder and Editor-In-Chief of Gamesthirst. Thanks for stopping by, make yourself at home!
  • benzo

    All the love AFTER the closure. Loved Amalur…dropped 100hrs without DLC! A sequel would have been great.

  • nick

    so why dident you help them?
    typical EA, we loved the team, we loved the game, which is why we could not be bothered spending a cent to help them!
    should of signed them to their EAP or something.

  • nick

    this really makes me wonder what the ^%$# 38 studios was thinking!
    http://au.ign.com/articles/2012/07/13/38-studios-executives-testify-in-bankruptcy-hearing
    i just cant understand how the hell they spent so much money on kingdoms that they needed 2M sales just to break even!
    and if you had spent so much money on it and it was never going to bring you profit, than why not put it on hold and release their MMO if that was suppose to be so successful!
    sounds like poor management!
    i mean they borrowed so much money to make kingdoms.
    a game that was never going to repay the debts!
    if your going to borrow xM bucks, than shouldent you make sure that game is going to net you that?
    i mean come on, there was no way in hell kingoms was ever going to rake in 2M units!
    totally unrealistic!
    they should of had the brains to see that, and instead of developing kingdoms with all the money they should of started with their MMO instead.
    than they would of had sheds load of money to make kingdoms!
    than this whole mess would of never happened!
    just boggles the mind how a experienced developer can make such a unrealistic expectation.
    it was quite obvious kingdoms was never going to sell 2M units, so how could the developers believe it would?

  • http://www.gamesthirst.com Ernice Gilbert

    So hypocritical of EA, don’t you think? They said nothing when the company was collapsing, but after the fall they’re talking about an Amalur sequel. smh

  • nick

    especially if this development source is to be believed.
    http://www.gameinformer.com/b/news/archive/2012/07/13/electronic-arts-passed-on-reckoning-2-despite-publicly-claiming-interest.aspx
    this is one of the MANY reasons why EA got voted worlds worst company!
    besides all their other BS, like milking franchises, they completely lie to their customers!
    they come out and say yeah we would love to publish kingdoms 2, however well it looks to be the opposite.
    what they say, and what they do are 2 very, very different things!