If you've been following the financial soap-opera that is 38 Studios, you know that yesterday the company basically bounced a check for $1.1 million. Today, things are looking brighter. Rhode Island governor Lincoln Chafee announced at a press conference that the development company responsible for Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning has paid the state $1.125 million. Chafee also outed the release date of 38 Studios' MMO. The game, codenamed Copernicus and set in the Amalur universe, is planned for release in June 2013.
"I want to make sure we're doing everything possible to make sure 38 doesn't fail," Chafee said. "We're in deep...There's not going to be any money from the state. They're not coming here for easy money."
Chafee doesn't plan on doing something like this again. "Never, never ever. Not under my watch," he said.