Videogamer reports that EA is all willing to be a publishing partner for a Reckoning sequel.
Frank Gibeau, president of EA Labels talked about how lovely they found Reckoning to be and that they really hope a sequel to the game happens one of these days, with EA as a publishing partner.
I think it’s unfortunate how everything worked out [for 38 Studios]. 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.
It was unfortunate indeed of what happened to 38 Studios. They were experiencing a dire economic downturn and Reckoning was a last hope in seeing a come back. The game actually sold 1.2 million copies which was above EA’s projected sales estimate.
At that time Curt Schilling tweeted about a possible sequel which was already in works at that time. Sad to say Rhode Island’s governor Lincoln Chafee thought the game was a failure and eventually dropped out with $35 million causing the studio to shut down.
Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning got favorable reviews and it’s sales actually tripled after the studio’s closure. 38 Studios still own the rights to Reckoning and here’s hoping they start working on a sequel with EA at it’s back.