Electronic Arts has announced a deal with 38 Studios to publish the company's first game, an RPG called Project Mercury.
Project Mercury is being developed by 38 Studios' subsidiary Big Huge Games, by team-lead Ken Rolston, best known for his work on the Elder Scrolls series, along with fantasy author R. A. Salvatore and artist Todd McFarlane. 38 Studios was founded by former baseball star Curt Schilling (pictured).
He said, "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."
R. A. Salvatore, who has sold over 15 million books worldwide, will be at GDC on Thursday, giving a lecture, entitled From Fantasy to Franchise: How to Build a Universe Worthy of Devotion.