EA To Publish 38 Studios’ ‘Project Mercury’

by Jeff Cork on Mar 09, 2010 at 05:40 AM

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.