Recently closed studio behind Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning saved, now with Epic


After 38 Studios went completely out of business it took it's subsidiary studio Baltimore-based Big Huge Games with it. Big Huge Games had recently released Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning which fans loved and sold relatively well for being a new IP.

After 38 Studios' meltdown everyone working at the company was let go. At the same time Epic Games was looking to hire some new workers.
"On Wednesday, the ex-BHG leadership team contacted us. They wanted to start a new company and keep together some of the key talent displaced by the layoff, and hoped that they could use an Epic IP as a starting point for a new game. We loved that they all wanted to keep working together, but it was pretty clear they'd have trouble building a demo and securing funding before their personal savings ran out.
In one of life's coincidences, Epic's directors had spent the morning discussing how we'd love to build even more successful projects with our growing team, but that we'd need a dramatic infusion of top talent to do so. Which, we all knew, was impossible.
So now we're planning to start an impossible studio in Baltimore. :)" said Epic Games president Michael Capps
The new studio will be called Epic Baltimore.

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