Kingdoms Of Amalur Rights

Last week, everyone got hyped because it looked like Kingdoms of Amalur could be making an eventual comeback. Publisher THQ Nordic announced that it had acquired the rights to the property, immediately conjuring images of a remaster or even a sequel.

Reviving Kingdoms of Amalur may not be as straightforward as we first imagined, though. According to Eurogamer, THQ Nordic says that "EA still has the rights publishing rights to Kingdoms of Amalur", which obviously complicates the matter somewhat. EA originally published the game on PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, and PC.

"At this stage we 'only' acquired the intellectual property. Given our track record, we know what the burning questions (remaster, remake, port to current-gen systems etc) are, but we decided do 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 explains.

In other words, there could be a lot of work that needs doing before the company can actually do anything with Kingdoms of Amalur. A remaster, for example, would need to be given the green light by EA.

It's put a bit of a dampener on the situation, then, but it at least sounds like THQ Nordic is willing to try and work something out. With any luck, there's still some hope for Kingdoms of Amalur.