Last week, THQ Nordic raised eyebrows when it announced the truly awful name for its rerelease of one of the titles it bought from 38 Studios’ shipwreck: Kingdoms of Amalur Rereckoning. Groan, yes, but we’re not sorry to see the game salvaged since it had a pretty good reputation. The game, of course – not the studio, which was responsible for one of the biggest scandals our genre has ever seen.
MMO fans will recall that THQ actually picked up the whole Amalur IP last fall, not just the single-player RPG – meaning it now owns the remains of MMORPG Project Copernicus too. We have absolutely no reason to think that THQ is going to do anything with it, mind you. In fact, I assume the company has no interest in putting out an MMO at all, even one that cost pennies on the dollar, even one that was supposedly in decent condition for polishing off.
But damn I would not be sad if they did. How about you? Would you want to see Project Copernicus finished and released?