EA Shows Interest in KoA: Reckoning Sequel, “We’d Love to be a Partner for That”
Despite the recent disaster at 38 Studios, their first game Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning did surprisingly well. So well in fact, that EA has said they’d be interested in publishing the sequel if something like that ever came to fruition.
Reckoning sold approximately 1.2 million copies, a figure that surpassed the expectations of Electronic Arts. It also was received quite well in the eyes of critics. As such, if a Reckoning 2 ever does come to pass, EA labels president Frank Gibeau wants to be a part of it.
“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,” Gibeau told Videogamer. “We built a good business there and hope there’s a sequel to it someday. We’d love to be a partner for that.”
Big Huge Games, former subsidiary of 38 Studios, was the team that developed Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning. With other impressive titles like Rise of Nations under their belt, it will be interesting to see what these talented individuals come up with now that the majority of them are working for Epic Games’ new division in Baltimore.