When 38 Studios folded, everyone assumed that any chance of a sequel to the beautiful, yet flawed, action RPG Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning was lost in the wreckage. However, EA is still actively looking for a partner to revisit the boggarts, trolls and niskaru of the world of Amalur.
Although the franchise remains in the control of the state of Rhode Island, the core development team from Big Huge Games are in middle of constructing Epic’s new studio in Baltimore. They have expressed interest in creating a sequel, although unless the legal wrangling is worked out, any future title would be linked in spirit only. But EA President Frank Gibeau hopes to work it out:
“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. We built a good business there and hope there’s a sequel to it someday. We’d love to be a partner for that.”
[Source: Game Informer (via Video Gamer)]