[Source] I am surprised EA is not helping a lending hand so far. The developer of Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning, 38 Studios, is apparently embroiled in a financial with the local authorities of Rhode Island. You see, the studio was promised a loan of USD 75 million back then to move to the area, which was criticized by then governor candidate Lincoln Chafee. Now that he is the governor, things will not be going as smoothly as planned.
38 Studios is currently developing “Project Copernicus”, apparently the MMO version of Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning. With a AAA grade MMO requiring around USD 50 million in development costs, any possible deduction in the loan amount (I suspect a hefty one) will no doubt cast the game production in doubts. Talks are ongoing to make the studio “solvent”, which no doubt means there is a bigger trouble than just funds for developing the MMO.