Publishing deal for â??epicâ?? RPG agreed

GDC: EA signs on with 38 Studios

Electronic Arts will be publishing 38 Studios first video game, an “epic single-player role-playing game” codenamed ‘Project Mercury’.

38 Studios, formerly Green Monster Games, is the creative enterprise of Baseball World Series MVP Curt Schilling. The company claims to be focused on MMORPGs, after the main gaming passion of Schilling.

‘Project Mercury’ is being developed at Big Huge Games, a wholly-owned subsidiary of 38 Studios, under the leadership of Ken Rolston, former lead designer of Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind and Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion.

The game marks the first entry into the company’s universe created by fantasy author R. A. Salvatore, with artistic direction by Todd McFarlane, artist and creator of comics antihero Spawn.

"We are thrilled to be working with 38 Studios. The world of RPG gaming is so rich and it is a perfect complement to our partners and title portfolio in EAP," said David DeMartini, Senior Vice President and General Manager of EA Partners.

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