38 Studios News


38 Studios declares bankruptcy, federal investigation underway

By Steve Watts, Jun 07, 2012 2:30pm PDT

38 Studios has officially declared bankruptcy, amid reports that state and federal agencies are investigating the company.


"PC version was fun, all it needs really is an FoV tweak. I was entertained playing it, the ..."

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Former Amalur devs join new studio: Epic Games Baltimore

By John Keefer, Jun 03, 2012 6:00pm PDT

Epic Games has become a white knight to most of the Big Huge Games developers laid off in the 38 Studios collapse, taking on the management team and dubbing the new group Epic Baltimore.


"Not really. 38 studios had the engineers and talent to create an impressive in-house engine for ..."

- Yumcheese see all 21 comments

Report: EA passed on Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning sequel

By Andrew Yoon, May 29, 2012 11:30am PDT

A sequel to Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning was in "pre-production" before developer Big Huge Games was effectively shut down late last week.


"People who are excited about new MMO's are mostly people that are bored of WoW. So when you copy ..."

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38 Studios head accuses RI government of breaking promises, scaring investors

By Steve Watts, May 29, 2012 10:00am PDT

Curt Schilling has criticized Rhode Island's role in 38 Studios' recent problems, claiming that the state economic board reneged on a deal and Governor Chafee's remarks ruined a potentially lucrative sequel deal for Reckoning.


"Public officials investing tax dollars into private endeavors, which should be illegal. It ..."

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Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning PC patch no longer coming

By Alice O'Connor, May 28, 2012 10:00am PDT

A patch for Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning had been in the works at 38 Studios, lead designer Ian Frazier has explained, but sadly due to the developer's collapse you'll never get to apply it.


"And that hints at one of the biggest problems with the gamin industry these days. I can ..."

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Kingdoms of Amalur needed 3 million sales 'to break even,' RI governor says

By Andrew Yoon, May 24, 2012 6:15pm PDT

At a press conference, Rhode Island governor Lincoln Chafee called Amalur a failure, having not met its required 3 million sales require to "break even."


"so the million dollar question; when the game goes on "sale" because of all this ... worth ..."

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38 Studios and Big Huge Games lay off entire staffs

By Andrew Yoon, May 24, 2012 1:55pm PDT

It appears 38 Studios is nearing the end of its very public death march. New reports today show that 38 Studios, and its subsidiary Big Huge Games, have laid off their entire staffs.


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New Copernicus screens leaked in fan forum

By John Keefer, May 24, 2012 10:30am PDT

Hot on the heals of the first video release of Copernicus from 38 Studios, new screens show up on a fan web site showing three of the game's races.


"I love this art style. Definitely a good looking game visually. "

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Project Copernicus unveiled in new fly-by video

By John Keefer, May 18, 2012 3:15pm PDT

In the wake of its financial troubles, 38 Studios releases a new fly-by video giving gamers a glimpse into their upcoming MMO Project Copernicus.


"what happens to all the assets shown in the video ? there seems to be quite a lot of cities / ..."

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38 Studios' late payment to RI clears bank; Copernicus set for 2013 (update)

By Steve Watts, May 18, 2012 6:45am PDT

38 Studios didn't pay employees this week, and delivered a check for the overdue funds to Rhode Island before its CFO warned the state that it had insufficient funds to cover it.


">379 full-time employees Ouch. Thats a shitload of people, think of this: Valve only has ..."

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38 Studios seeking additional state funding

By Steve Watts, May 16, 2012 3:00pm PDT

38 Studios is requesting additional Rhode Island state assistance in the wake of its overdue payment to the Economic Development Corporation.


"so he paid himself back and now wants more money from the state?"

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Report: Reckoning developer at risk of insolvency

By Steve Watts, May 15, 2012 10:00am PDT

38 Studios is in talks with the Rhode Island state government, and the state governor says the effort is to keep the company "solvent."


"I expected more from a company run by a former baseball player, fantasy author and toymaker. ..."

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Amalur gets Teeth of Naros DLC

By John Keefer, Apr 04, 2012 7:30am PDT

Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning gets its second round of DLC, unveiling a new area devoted to an ancient troll god.


"Aw, how could they not have this increase the level cap? I ended up getting to the max level ..."

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Reckoning achievements hint at more DLC

By Steve Watts, Mar 28, 2012 10:45am PDT

Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning is getting another piece of DLC, as discovered in a new set of Achievements.


Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning 'story-driven' DLC announced

By Alice O'Connor, Feb 29, 2012 11:30am PST

Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning is getting its first proper DLC, silly weapon packs aside, with 'The Legend of Dead Kel.' It'll expand the world area by over 15% with new quests, enemies, items, and a special house for you.


"It's not awesome when it makes all of the fights too easy. They really need to add some more ..."

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