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.