THQ Nordic Discuss Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning Complication; Studio Owns Its IP but EA Has its Publishing Rights
Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning originally released back in 2012, and it received an overall positive reception from critics and fans alike. Time has passed, and several massively successful RPGs released since then. However, THQ Nordic announced earlier this week they acquired the game’s intellectual property.
Since then, rumours emerged regarding a possible remaster of the 2012 title or even a new instalment is coming to current generation consoles. A THQ Nordic representative clarified the situation is much more complex than fans think. They indeed own the game’s intellectual property, however, EA still has the publishing rights. The representative refused to comment on the relationship between EA and 38 Studios.
EA still has the publishing rights to Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning. About any other details about the relationship between EA and 38 Studios we can’t comment.
At this stage, we ‘only’ acquired the intellectual property. Given our track record, we know what the burning questions (remaster, remake, port to current-gen systems etc.) are, but we decided do not answer those specifically as we tend to put our heads together first and then do our homework, and only start to talk about anything once we feel confident and very familiar with the franchise.
How excited will you get for another Kingdoms of Amalur instalment?