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Gaming News: "Business Plan"
Posted: Monday May 21st, 2012 by

I'm worried about my friends at 38 Studios. Last week word started making the rounds that 38 was in deep financial trouble. When they sent a check to the state that they admitted would bounce, rumor became hardcore fact. Then we heard that they had failed to make payroll and had laid off temp and contract employees. [more info]

Now, I'm no business expert. I wouldn't even say I'm business savvy. But, I do know when something doesn't feel "right". And what I don't understand in this entire situation is... where is the game? I visited several years ago and saw incredible assets. I heard incredible music. And, met an incredible team. Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning moved over 300K units. It received fairly positive reviews. But where is Project Codenme: Copernicus (the Kingdoms of Amalur MMO)? It's been 7 years now and that rather anemic game world fly by video isn't going to make anyone feel the game is close to completion. If it was me, and I know it's not, I'd start flooding the gaming-verse with assets. Not like you're losing anything by giving up "secrets" right now.

I've reached out to see if there's anything the community can do to help but, understandably, I received a "Can't really talk about anything, of course, but we do appreciate the support!". All I can say is that, from what I saw, Copernicus is a game I want to play. I'd really hate to see it sink after so much work.

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