Rhode Island Earns $713,000 Thanks To Continued Amalur Sales
Well, it's a start.
Since 38 Studios went down and the state of Rhode Island obtained the developer's assets, a Providence Journal report shows that sales of Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning have netted the state $713,000.
This number is the cumulative revenue from ongoing sales of the relatively well-received title, as well as digital distribution sales via Steam. However, RI's lawyer, Richard Land of Chace Ruttenberg & Freedman, reminds us that publisher Electronic Arts still has the right to sell the game and get some profit. The only problem is that the state still faces over $100 million in debt due to the demise of 38 Studios. Rhode Island is hoping to get some of that back by suing 38 Studios founder Curt Schilling and other executives for $75 million.
That won't be a pretty lawsuit. This debacle kinda proves that just because you can throw a baseball doesn't necessarily mean you can run a big company. Even if you are a gamer.
6/5/2013 9:35:38 PM John Shepard