The 38 Studios
disaster continues to unfold today, as the troubled studio laid off its entire staff and may be selling off
its Big Huge Games
division in Boston. Boston's Fox 25 News
speculates that the studio may close by this weekend.
38 Studios CM Charles Dane confirmed being laid off
on Twitter: "Now on the market. I had an awesome run with 38 Studios, but this dream is now ending."
Word is that the company is also selling its subsidiary, Big Huge Games. Big Huge Games is the maker of Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning
, 38 Studios' single-player prequel to its Copernicus
MMO. This would not be the first time that Big Huge Games was sold by its parent company, as the studio experienced the same event back in 2009.
Oh his Facebook page
, Curt Schilling
stressed that Reckoning
did quite well in sales. "I wanted to clear up some misinformation around 38 Studios' first product, Reckoning
. Sales of Reckoning
expectations and sold more than 1.2 million units in the game's first 90 days in the market."
Developer Ryan Shwayder
has also confirmed the layoffs via his personal blog