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Kingdoms Of Amalur Developer In Financial Trouble?

Not again.

According to reports from Rhode Island government sources, it sounds like Curt Shilling’s 38 Studios, developers of this year’s Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning, are in some kind of financial difficulty.

According to state governor Lincoln Chafee, via the Providence Journal, the government is checking up “on all the financials” with regard to the company, which was given a 75-million-dollar loan by the state in 2010.

“”We’re doing everything possible, like I would for any Rhode Island company,” said the governor. “We’re working on different issues with them.” Apparently PricewaterhouseCoopers (hello again!) were sent in to audit the studio last year, reporting “substantial doubt” as to whether the company could actually stay afloat.

EA has been suspiciously quiet about sales numbers of Amalur, but the NPD reports that the game sold around 330,000 retail copies in the States in its first month (February), with another 80,000 following in March.

Source:  Joystiq

  1. LTG Davey
    Since: Aug 2008

    :S Strange, I got the impression that Amalur was a financial success. Shows what I know.

    Comment posted on 15/05/2012 at 12:07.
    • KeRaSh
      Since: Nov 2009

      That’s what I thought / read in their forums… I’m actually still playing it and close to the platinum. It would be a shame if they had to close the studio.

      Comment posted on 15/05/2012 at 12:15.
    • hazelam
      Since: Feb 2009

      it probably was.
      for ea.

      Comment posted on 15/05/2012 at 14:09.
      • LTG Davey
        Since: Aug 2008

        You’re probably right actually. Same principle as Rockstar with LA Noire.

        Comment posted on 15/05/2012 at 14:20.
  2. skibadee
    Since: Oct 2009

    great game hope they come out fine.

    Comment posted on 15/05/2012 at 13:27.
  3. Gamoc
    Since: Forever

    That’s a shame, Amalur was really rather good.

    Comment posted on 15/05/2012 at 13:41.

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