Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning Remaster Gets Harder Since EA Still Holds Publishing Rights

Recently, THQ Nordic announced the acquisition of the Kingdoms of Amalur intellectual property, and in the same announce it revealed that opportunities for sequels and more stuff about the brand are being considered.

But how lovely would a remaster of Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One would be? While being very much appreciated by the critics, the title has failed to be a commercial success, so that means many users haven’t played it back in the PC, PS3 and Xbox 360 days.

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Well, based on what a rep told Eurogamer, it seems it’s much easier for the company to fund and make a brand new chapter in the series rather than a remaster, since publishing rights over the original 38 Studios’ game are still with EA.

"EA still has the publishing rights to Reckoning. About any other details about the relationship between EA and 38 Studios we can't comment," the rep told the English website.

"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,” he added.

“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."

Hopefully more greater (and more polished) things are about to come for Kingdoms of Amalur, and it’s only a matter of time for these things to unravel.

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