It looks like Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning may have a new owner before long, as the state of Rhode Island is preparing to sell off the IP and all associated assets. Providence lawyer Richard J. Land confirmed the sale is going to take place, but didn't disclose which companies are interested in it. The sale is an effort to try and recover some of the $130 million debt after the closing of KoA:R creator 38 Studios.
Everything associated with Amalur, including concept drawings and art work, are being included in the sale. Land didn't try and guess what the value of the assets are, but seems positive it'll be sold: "Who knows what the value ultimately will be. But there is interest in the assets."
Once the Kingdoms of Amalur IP is in new hands, hopefully something can be done with it. Maybe there can even be a patch for the game to fix any outstanding issues that weren't resolved before the studios' collapse. Even though it never became a huge financial success and ultimately led to the closing of 38 Studios and Big Huge Games, KoA:R was generally well received by fans.
In other KoA:R related news, the suit against Curt Schilling and various executives is set to start on Wednesday. Rhode Island filed the lawsuit back in November, and now it's finally reaching the courts. The suit should be able to recover the majority of the debt, with the IP sale covering the rest.