Talk about mopping up: THQ Nordic has bought the Kingdoms of Amalur IP as well as the unreleased Copernicus MMO.
Four years later and it looks like whole 38 Studios/Curt Schilling/Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning legal battle with Rhode Island state is coming to a close.
EverQuest maker Sony Online Entertainment looked more than once at buying Project Copernicus, the MMO follow-up to Kingdoms of Amalur that sunk along with the 38 Studios ship.
Curt Schilling - the Baseball great who swung at video games and missed, taking 38 Studios and Big Huge Games down with him, plus a lot of taxpayer's money - is selling off his own stuff to raise money to pay debts.
The Rhode Island Economic Development Corporation (RIEDC) - the quasi-public agency behind the now infamous $75 million loan to former baseball star-cum-game developer Curt Schilling - has filed a lawsuit against the head of now defunct 38 Studios for losing the state's money.
Curt Schilling admitted that his now defunct MMO at 38 Studios, Project Copernicus, "wasn't fun."
An unfinished version of the announcement trailer for Kingdoms of Amalur MMO, Project Copernicus, has slipped onto the internet.
38 Studios - the now defunct developer - confirmed its authenticity.
The video is a mix of narrated cartoon-like illustrations and gameplay footage - the two styles blending into one another as the scenes chop and change.
New creenshots of canned MMO Copernicus have been posted online by Curt Schilling, boss of scuppered Kindoms of Amalur: Reckoning developer 38 Studios.
There won't - "barring some sort of miracle" - be any new patches released for Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning, developer Big Huge Games has announced.
Lead designer Ian S. Frazier said a PC patch was in development, and would have added new difficulty modes, camera features and fixed bugs.
"But before we finished," Frazier wrote on the Kingdoms of Amalur forum, "the company collapsed."
Planned Kingdoms of Amalur MMO Project Copernicus is - or was, should 38 Studios close for good - shaping up to be something truly special, according to the game's author R. A. Salvatore.
Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning apparently needed to sell "in the 3 million range just to break even" - an astronomical ask of a new IP of its status.
Screenshots of what appears to be Project Copernicus, the MMO being made by troubled Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning developer 38 Studios, have leaked online.