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Electronic Arts and 38 Studios today announced that EA will be publishing the upcoming RPG codenamed Project Mercury. The game is being developed by Big Huge Games, a subsidiary of MVP pitcher Curt Schilling’s 38 Studios. It’s based on a collaboration between Schilling, fantasy author R.A. Salvatore and comic artist Todd McFarlane, and development is being headed by Ken Rolston, who was lead designer on the Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind and Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion.
“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 Schilling. “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."
There’s no release window for the single-player game, which is being developed for the PC, Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. While information is scarce at this point, it certainly boasts an interesting pedigree.
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I thought EA announced they would no longer be publishing for outside developers??
Sounds...interesting, but it sounds like a small studio with a big mouth. Time will tell if they can prove they've got the right stuff.
I hope they do make it, I like the idea of a smaller company making a great game. If it turns out to actually be good will be the important thing.
Let's see in Curt Schilling can make the same impact as he did in the MLB.
who knows how this is going to end up but if schilling is as good as making video games as at pitching ea made a smart choice
This sounds like something that's worth following if Ken Rolston is involved in the project, very intresting stuff here
Ea sucks, where's granturismo 5?
If you are going to break into the video game market it's a smart move to surround yourself with great people. I'm very intrested to see how this "RPG codenamed Project Mercury" turns out.
It does seem interesting, but I loathe Curt Schilling quite a bit. Still, those are some big names involved in this. I'll wait to see what sort of info comes out for it before I decide to write it off or not.
Ea,oh what art we gonna do with you!?
From one of the minds behind Elder Scrolls... that was enough to get me interested right there.
Wow, that sounds absolutely awesome.
Interesting group there. Could be an awesome game.
Although, myself, my gardener, my personal chef and my garbage man all once collaborated to create a clone of my beloved deceased goldfish, the disturbing results of which were immediately buried in my backyard.
Oh wow... my mind is running around in circles at the possibilities...
Interesting......Very intersesting lmao
Well if the head of development was the lead designer on Elder Scrolls, I can trust that this could be a pretty good game. From what we know so far about who's developing it, it looks like something great could come out as the final product.
I just want to see it. With three minds like that with their hands on the project, how can the art style not be amazing? Gameplay, on the other hand, who knows...