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THQ Nordic would require EA’s sign-off to release a remastered version of 38 Studios’ Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning, according to the publisher.

The company informed Eurogamer that despite purchasing the rights to the IP, EA still holds the publishing rights to the game, so a remaster or rerelease would require the company’s permission.

“EA still has the publishing rights to Reckoning,” THQ Nordic said “About any other details about the relationship between EA and 38 Studios we can’t comment.”

“At this stage we ‘only’ acquired the intellectual property,” a THQ Nordic representative added. “Given our track record, we know what the burning questions (remaster, remake, port to current-gen systems etc.) are, but we decided do [sic] not answer those specifically as we tend to put our heads together first and then do our homework, and only start to talk about anything once we feel confident and very familiar with the franchise.”

THQ Nordic acquired the rights to the Kingdoms of Amalur IP and “other assets” from 38 Studios last week.

Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning was released in 2012 for Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and PC.

Source: Eurogamer

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Kingdoms of Amalur remaster would require EA’s permission

EA would have to sign-off on a remaster of Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning, according to THQ Nordic.

By Matthew Bennett | 09/11/2018 06:00 AM PT

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THQ Nordic would require EA’s sign-off to release a remastered version of 38 Studios’ Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning, according to the publisher.

The company informed Eurogamer that despite purchasing the rights to the IP, EA still holds the publishing rights to the game, so a remaster or rerelease would require the company’s permission.

“EA still has the publishing rights to Reckoning,” THQ Nordic said “About any other details about the relationship between EA and 38 Studios we can’t comment.”

“At this stage we ‘only’ acquired the intellectual property,” a THQ Nordic representative added. “Given our track record, we know what the burning questions (remaster, remake, port to current-gen systems etc.) are, but we decided do [sic] not answer those specifically as we tend to put our heads together first and then do our homework, and only start to talk about anything once we feel confident and very familiar with the franchise.”

THQ Nordic acquired the rights to the Kingdoms of Amalur IP and “other assets” from 38 Studios last week.

Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning was released in 2012 for Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and PC.

Source: Eurogamer

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About Matthew Bennett

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Matt is one of the longest-serving members of the EGMNOW team. An ability to go many hours without sleep and a quick wit make him ideal for his role as associate editor at EGMNOW.com. He often thinks back to the days when the very idea of this career seemed like nothing but an impossible dream. Find him on Twitter @mattyjb89