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Today Curt Schilling, 38 Studios founder, posted more screens of Project Copernicus on Facebook. He went on to say..

Images from the most magical, breathtaking and awe inspiring world ever created. Images I was “allowed” to peek at along the way, when the team wanted us all to see the magical world we were building.

Project Copernicus was/is the MMO 38 Studios was working on. Personally, the game looks quite excellent. It breaks my heart to see a MMO that may have a lot of potential  – potentially flushed due to the current fallout in 38 Studios. Why Mr. Schilling decided to posts these screens is beyond me. Perhaps to spark buzz for the game to be picked up by another dev. Time will tell the fate of this MMO.

For those who do not use Facebook, I took the liberty of posting some here for you. Enjoy. Tell us what you think.

Well, there we have it ladies and gentlemen. According to the Washington Post:

An email sent by the 38 Studios company to workers and obtained by The Associated Press says they were notified of the “non-voluntary and non-disciplinary” layoffs on Thursday.


As earlier reported today, 38 Studio was rumored to have shut down Big Huge Games.
To be honest, this doesn’t come as a surprise to the LDG crew here. We will be covering the whole situation this Friday’s podcast. What are your thoughts? Personally, I feel deeply for those laid off. Another question to raise is: What will happen with Project Copernicus (MMO)? Now that the entire staff is laid off, and Big Huge Games is potentially shutdown… will another publisher and or set of developers take the project under their wings? Stay tuned.

Copernicus Screens:


Kotaku [source] just reported that there are many rumors swirling right now that 38 Studios has shut down Big Huge Games, the developers who helped create the lackluster RPG- Kingdoms of Amalur. This comes hot on the heels of the recent financial crisis rocking 38 Studios and the state of Rhode Island. Right now, there is no official word from 38 Studios. Link Dead Gaming will have more for you as this story develops.