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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Sadelwo said,
The "38 Studios" needs to be in quotes. This may well be an interesting title.

With a name like that, it makes it almost impossible to overlook it when there's headlines. For people who don't know the company, they'll want to see how 38 studios can do whatever it is doing and then realize it's only one.

At first I thought they signed a non-compete agreement with 38 different studios, and was thinking, anti-trust anyone? then thought oh 38 studios making a game, wait how would that work.... then realized its the name..... ugh

neufuse said,
At first I thought they signed a non-compete agreement with 38 different studios, and was thinking, anti-trust anyone? then thought oh 38 studios making a game, wait how would that work.... then realized its the name..... ugh

Yup, same here lol. I had to re-read the the first and second paragraphs again. From the first paragraph I thought 38 studios were trying to make this game which obviously didn't sound right :S

wow bad name, I started reading this thinking there was 38 individual studios making a single game... was thinking how in the world are they pulling that off.... *gets head ache*

neufuse said,
wow bad name, I started reading this thinking there was 38 individual studios making a single game... was thinking how in the world are they pulling that off.... *gets head ache*
I made the same mistake.

neufuse said,
wow bad name, I started reading this thinking there was 38 individual studios making a single game... was thinking how in the world are they pulling that off.... *gets head ache*

I'm so glad to know I'm not the only one!