38 Studios was working on a free-to-play MMORPG when it closed
Curt Schilling has revealed what 38 Studios had in the works that would shock the world before they folded.
The title in development as Project Copernicus was a 100 million USD free-to-play RPG title that would be entirely funded by in-game microtransactions.
Schilling revealed, "We were going to be the first triple-A, hundred-million-dollar-plus, free-to-play, micro-transaction-based MMO. That was one of our big secrets. I think when we eventually showed off the game for the first time, the atom bomb was going to be free-to-play. When we announced that at the end, that was gonna be the thing that, I think, shocked the world."
The former MLB star continued, "You won't find a more ardent opposition to free to play than me, and I went 180 degrees. Most investors wanted nothing to do with subscription-based products, they were all on the social media, and free-to-play games as a means to revenue."
Thanks Boston Magazine.