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Former all-star pitcher and 38 Studios founder Curt Schilling says he lost all of the $50 million he invested in his company since it went bankrupt. In a new interview with Boston sports radio WEEI, Schilling says he's completely tapped out.
“Obviously, it’s been a challenging couple of months, and I couldn’t imagine this. But I’m not asking for sympathy," he said. "That was my choice. I chose to do this. I wanted to build this. I wanted to create the jobs and create something that had a very longstanding world-changing effect. We were close. We were close to getting there. It just fell apart.”
Schilling said one area he failed was not telling his employees about the studio's problems early on. "They didn’t deserve it. It was not how we ever did business. The employees were everything. That was what the company was and it was about, he said. "I always told everybody, if something were going to happen you’re going to have a month or two lead time. And I bombed on that one in epic fashion.”
Head over to WEEI's website below to read the full transcription.
I'm glad he is taking ownership of his mistakes and being the big man and saying "hey this is my fault" instead of blaming other members, developers/studios for it but man this really blows cause I've loved KoA and I'm gonna have to get on buying the DLC before it disappears for good. This game was EXACTLY what I was always lead to believe Fable would feel like. So sad for all those people who were good, hard working folks to lose their jobs. Best of luck to all
I saw this news on ESPN this morning and he also took a leave of absence from ESPN, i feel really bad for him hopefully he set some money aside in case something like this happened.
This is just sad.
Really sad that this has happened.
I finally got around to playing KOA a few days ago and it's only made me more upset about this whole situation. The game is amazing, I can't wait to play more of it, and it suck that there will probably never be a sequel.
I'm so confused on what happened... can anybody dumb it down for me?
This is such a freakin' disaster. With each week that goes by, KoA gets deader and deader. That's just depressing. Hands-down, my favorite ye-olde RPG of this generation.
Its a massive shame because the MMO they were making was looking really good.
Too bad for him.
What!!!??? Oh man this is awful :*(!
This is not how one sets themselves up for retirement.
Wow, a failed company apologizing to it's shafted employees for the shafting. Got Enron?
Geez, this sucks. KoA was a great game too.
And work is already hard enough to find as it is...
Does he mean he actually lost $50 million dollars, or is he claiming that he lost $50 million dollars due to some odd financial loopholes? Because EA has been known to claim losses when they file taxes because they listed bonuses for executives as a development cost.
He should have just stuck to what he knows.... Video games was not one of them...
Please, someone, save KOA!!! That game was so awesome! It's one of the rare games that I actually replayed. Eff! I wanted KOA2!!! First Fable 3 and Legends fails me and now this. :( Bull.