Back to my 2010 predictions, and one in particular.
One of the following companies will announce their first/next project, and it won’t be an MMO (5 points):
Only, when I first made that list, I had 38 Studios on it. It seemed logical. I had lumped them together with Red 5 and Carbine last year.
Then I talked myself out of it.
They had already announced Copernicus. Of course an MMO would be their first release. I was thinking crazy thoughts.
Then there was yesterday’s press release.
The key item is:
Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ: ERTS) today announced an agreement with 38 Studios, LLC to publish the company’s first video game, an epic single-player role-playing game codenamed ‘Project Mercury’.
I just hate it when I talk myself out of things that come to pass.
And then, of course, there is the whole “OMG! EA is the devil!” reaction, for which, I must admit, I have some sympathy.
Still, it is probably better than reading that Activision is involved, know what I mean?