The governor of Rhode Island said that he isn't surprised that many of the 38 Studios assets remained unsold after an online auction earlier this month failed to find a buyer. At a press conference today Rhode Island Gov. Lincoln Chafee told the press that Schilling's flagship MMO game "Project Copernicus," was a "a lot of junk."
Speaking today at WJAR-TV's 10 News Conference, Chafee said that people panicked over the state's collapsing economy and "gave a retired baseball player a huge amount of taxpayer money" even though he had no business experience. Chafee, who at the time of the deal was running for Governor, opposed it.
Earlier this month an auction was held to sell the rights to the Kingdoms of Amalur universe MMO Project Copernicus and the sequel rights to Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning, as well as related software technology.
Big Huge Games properties were also on the block and managed to generate $320,000. While the auction failed to sell off 38 Studios' main game properties, the auction was held in private so we don't know how much was offered for the MMO and the action RPG rights. It could simply be that the bids were not high enough to satisfy those people in charge of selling off the assets...
Source: Miami Herald