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Submitted by VerbalKint27 1016d ago | opinion piece

The 38 Studios Situation (This Is My Joystick)

The games industry is a cut-throat one, and many developers have felt the sting as they have lost their battle to remain open in times of hardship. Thursday, 24th of May, 38 Studios became another company on the list. Their subsidiary studio, Big Huge Games also found themselves facing immediate closure.

38 Studios had only just released their first game in February this year. Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning saw positive critical reviews, but unfortunately this did not convert into high sales figures. In the end, the title managed to sell 1.2 million copies, which by standards for a new franchise is not a small amount, but it was not enough to stop the inevitable. While still trying to create content for their only title by way of downloadable content, they were in the middle of creating a new MMO codenamed Project Copernicus. This was to be based on the universe that created for Kingdoms of Amalur. So what is it that happened here? (38 Studios, Industry, Kingdoms Of Amalur: Reckoning)

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