Electronic Arts signs publishing deal with "38 Studios"

Electronic Arts has announced a publishing deal with 38 Studios to bring its first game, currently a role-playing game known as Project Mercury, to the market.

"From day one, 38 Studios has been focused on creating the next generation of entertainment experiences that embrace all mediums, including film, television, comics, novels, toys and, of course, games," said Curt Schilling, Founder and Chairman of 38 Studios. "We are creating an enormous world, with heroes and villains and a rich back story from the brilliant minds of R. A., Todd and Ken at its heart, and I can think of no finer partner than the global powerhouse that is EA Partners. Being able to leverage the expertise of EA’s publishing organization to bring our first product to market is a dream come true for 38 Studios.

"We are thrilled to be working with 38 Studios. The world of RPG gaming is so rich and it is a perfect complement to our partners and title portfolio in EAP," said David DeMartini, Senior Vice President and General Manager of EA Partners. "Project Mercury is bursting with first-rate talent, with passion that spans across the board, from Curt to R. A. to Todd and Ken. We look forward to collaborating with them to create an amazing game set in this incredible new world."

38 Studios was founded by Baseball World Series MVP, Curt Schilling, with the game’s development team being led by Ken Rolston, who was lead designer on The Elder Scrolls: Morrowind and Oblivion.

Although the title’s release date is still unknown, it has been confirmed to be arriving on the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and PC.

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