Around “two dozen” companies are eyeing next month’s 38 Studios auction, including “well-known industry figures” from the United States, Europe, and Asia.
38 Studios, best known for open-world RPG Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning, went bankrupt shortly after the release of its debut. The developer, founded by former baseball star, Curt Schilling, set up shop in Rhode Island after a controversial $75m loan deal.
The auction will take place, by phone, on December 11th with bids due on the 4th. All proceeds will go to the state of Rhode Island.
Included in the auction is a shopping list of assets with 38’s unfinished MMORPG, Project Copernicus, at the helm. Curt Schilling’s love for the popular genre was one of the main reasons for his involvement in the video game sector.
Sequel rights for Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning are also on the cards as well as internal engine tech and social media platform, Helios.
There are no clues as to who the bidders may be though we’re sure a number of familiar names will crop up when the auction closes next month.