38 Studios, the creators of Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning, have laid off their entire staff. While I am not going to go into the specifics of what happened (read here for more details), I find myself saddened by this. As a gamer, I very much liked KoA:R, and was looking forward to a sequel. If you have read this blog since it’s inception, I have been a huge supported of KoA. While I did have a few problems with the game, I did enjoy it a lot and was waiting with bated breath for info on the sequel.
IGN is reporting that they were actually working on an Amalur MMO and Amalur 2 before the closing and layoffs. While I am sure it will not happen, lets all hope that this mess can be sorted out and they can get back to work on the sequels.
Lets all send out good vibes to the people who have been laid off or have lost their jobs. Having been unemployed for a year and a half (I am back to work now), I know how horribly a job loss can affect a family and way of life. So, lets send those vibes, and hopefully the good folks who gave us Amalur will know we are thinking of them.
- Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning- Teeth of Naros DLC review (bizzam.wordpress.com)
- Kingdoms of Amalur achievements hint at future DLC (bizzam.wordpress.com)