|Kingdoms of Amalur "was terrific" and EA "hope there's a sequel" someday|
|Posted: 13.07.2012 12:31 by Simon Priest||Comments: 9|
EA Labels president Frank Gibeau has said the publisher is very open to the idea of more Kingdoms of Amalur, if that's possible, because the original "was terrific" to play through.
What happened with 38 Studios was "unfortunate" as EA saw "a lot of creativity and vision" in Curt Shilling's development team. Gibeau is hopeful the IP might survive to see another day.
Before the collapse of the studio, a sequel was said to have been in the pre-production phase. The IP remains with 38 Studios, but rumour has Big Huge Games cooking up something.
"I think it's unfortunate how everything worked out," Frank Gibeau told GameInformer. "At the end of the day we saw a lot of creativity and vision in the team that Curt 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."
It likely won't be Kingdoms of Amalur but BHG is said to be pondering over a game with similar mechanics as their way of preserving the legacy; a spiritual successor. Kingdoms of Amalur sold 1.2 million units. Big Huge already did something similar when bought by 38 Studios from THQ, as they used their Ascendant RPG to drive Amalur.
Yes, it had so much promise (7 votes)
No, it failed to inspire (4 votes)