No acceptable offers made for Project Copernicus or RPG sequel; Rise of Nations, Rise of Legends, and Big Huge Games trademark sell for combined $320,000 to mystery buyers.
That sucks to hear.
I'd buy it, if I had the money.
I guess many publishers felt the franchise wouldn't bring in any real type of profit
I'm guessing they expected a unreal amount of money, so that's why it didn't sell. I'd like to see KoA being improved with a sequel.
KoA broke even and made them money. Only problem was that they used the money they made on the failed mom.
The State of Rhode Island is still in over $100million in debt due to the loans they gave to 38Studios. I'm willing to bet they wanted to recoup most of their loss and were asking for way more than it would be worth to any potential investors.
I like the game alright, but it seriously felt like a single player World of Warcraft, at least early on. It got better later. I think if a company were going to invest a lot of money into an MMO it would have to be from an established franchise that didn't have the sour taste of what happened with this game. Otherwise, that money could just be used to create a whole new IP. MMO's are risky enough as it is.
Wonder how much they are asking for it...
Damn, that really, really sucks!
What? How? I dont understand. Kingdoms of amular was such a good game. Thats really such a shame. I know if i had the money i would buy the rights right away
*EDIT* I misread the title. I thought it was talking about a Amalur MMO sequel.
I'll buy it for a Schilling!
It would be something to buy if it had any market value or high fan love. Well it was a bit generic(think lotr, wow,everything mixed), with forgettable characters and even more forgettable story with an open world you cant jump in full of repeat feeling quests and areas. Combat was decent at first then a bit of a drag later on. Decent attempt but I wouldnt buy it and I think many feel the same way. Others may see some potential but nothing was attractive about it for me.
That' s suck hard
Wow that's lame, it doesnt deserve that
It doesn't have a big enough fan appeal (as evidenced by poor sales) as well as having a stigma around it. That it just wouldn't warrant big money.
Poor sales? Over 1.5m sales for a brand new IP, from a brand new developer, is actually very good. EA themselves even said that the game was a success. A sequel would probably have sold fairly well on next gen consoles. It's a shame no one bid on the license as the IP has a lot of potential.
It was also on PS+ IGC not too long ago.
To put it into perspective why I said poor sales. It needed to sell 3 million, just to break even... The IP wasn't a success, yeh it has its fans out there but the actual IP isn't worth a lot. You release a Kingdoms OF Amalur 2 and the instant thought is it made Rhode Island bankrupt :p So the IP wasn't a big success and has a huge stigma around it. Why create a sequel? Just make your own new IP with a similar type game and save yourself a huge headache.
That 3m to break even was a lie. EA claimed that it was a lie and that the game was a success. That was said by Lincoln Chafee, the Rhode Island governor. He spent like a month lying to the press about the game, he purposely made investor talks for Amalur 2 fall through causing 38 Studios to go bankrupt.
Honestly, even if someone else bought the IP and made a game, it would be more of a spiritual sequel. I can't really call it a true sequel if it's a completely different team making it, and no one from the old team is working on it. Kind of like Halo4. I view the reclaimer trilogy as it's own trilogy, not a sequel to Halo 3
this is one of my favourite games on the ps3, i really hope they keep pushing until they finally get a buyer. they can take as long as they need, just dont drop it in the trash. itd be really nice for it to be a ps4 sequal if anything.
thats sad, much worse games have and are getting sequels im looking at you assassins creed
This is extremely disappointing. Amalur was one of those underrated gems, that found itself in the shadow of Skyrim, and yet proved to be a much more superior game with a superior storyline. To this day, I consider Kingdoms of Amalur the better RPG. The fact that this series hasn't been snatched up, actually makes me livid.
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