I am pleased to present the first comprehensive look at 38 Studio’s upcoming MMO code-named Project Copernicus. Thank you to Steve Danuser and Ryan Schwayder for sharing this with us, via their blogs.
I have to admit that I took the bad news about 38 Studio’s difficult financial situation this week rather hard. I have been following this game since before the company was even formed, when Curt was talking about his desire to build something great, something he could be proud of and something he would enjoy playing after he retired from baseball. When two of my favorite MMO bloggers and game designers, Steve and Ryan, joined the team, and then Salvatore, McFarlene, Rolsten the names kept coming… I was excited.
The single greatest moment in my blogging career was related to 38 Studios and Copernicus. In 2007 I wrote here at Kill Ten Rats about the game, and Curt Schilling stopped by to chat. Curt is a hero of mine. He is a legend in my hometown, a devoted husband and father, a pillar in every community he has lived, a vocal advocate for many worthy causes, and above all he is a gamer. A sports giant that I can identify with on a personal level, and one who has proven himself to be an honest, honorable winner.
To read the troubling issues that Curt and the team at 38 Studios are going through right now, is heartbreaking. I don’t know what will happen, but I hope for the best. I want to play the Amalur MMO. Keep fighting guys, give us a world we can fall in love with.
If you build it, we will come.