Even though Epic Games acquired the recently fired devs from Big Huge Games, the developer won't be purchasing the Kingdoms of Amalur license from the state of Rhode Island to make a sequel.
Mark Rein refuted the idea, stating flatly, "We don’t buy IP, we make IP.”
Rein also revealed that Epic president Mike Capps was responsible for snatching up the former Big Huge Games personnel. “Mike is the total hero there," he related, "They called him on Wednesday, interested in using one of our IPs. He flew them up the next day and they met with a whole bunch of people, and the board of directors of Epic. We made the call right there: ‘These guys are awesome, we need to work with them.'"
This all was the result of both 38 Studios and Big Huge Games100% job loss back on the 25th May.
Epic: We're not making Reckoning 2
08 June 2012 | By JonahFalcon