Kingdoms of Amalur

Following THQ Nordic’s surprising acquisition of Kingdoms of Amalur, the company has stated a Reckoning remaster is dependent wholly on EA.

In a correspondence with Eurogamer, THQ Nordic mentioned it wanted to communicate with EA, the publishing rights holder of Reckoning. Eventually, the e-mail exchange implied that this exchange would be to fast-track a remaster:

“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. […] EA still has the publishing rights to Reckoning.”

The ill-fated Reckoning was something of a flawed gem when it released back in 2012. Despite the falling apart of the project’s studio, 38 Studios, the game has maintained a cult following. Before the dissolution of 38 Studios, Reckoning‘s sequel was in the pre-production phase, and a Kingdoms of Amalur MMO was already a healthy chunk through development.

Whether THQ Nordic will be reviving these projects is unknown, but a remaster will likely be key to re-igniting interest. For more, be sure to follow OnlySP on FacebookTwitter, and YouTube.

Ben Newman

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