Schilling wants 38 Studios to be the #1 game publisherOctober 22nd, 2010 at 3:10 pm by Ted Nesi under News and Politics
38 Studios Chairman Curt Schilling may have retired from Major League Baseball, but he’s still swinging for the fences in his new role as head of the video game company set to get a $75 million loan backed by Rhode Island taxpayers.
In an interview with the website UGO Entertainment, Schilling said: “I want to be the number one leading game publisher in the world. Whether that happens two years or 10 years from now, that’s the goal.”
Schilling also spoke at length about the tough business challenge faced by massive multiplayer online games like Project Copernicus, which 38 Studios is developing with Rhode Island’s financial support. “Given the feedback that we’ve gotten and in a lot of focus testing that we’ve done, people will pay a subscription, if they believe that they’re getting their money’s worth,” he said, adding that some of the failed developers he’s following were “full of crap.”
Oddly, UGO also asked Schilling a question about whether 38 Studios would hold off on announcing a release date for Copernicus to avoid disappointing fans. But internal documents prepared by 38 Studios and the EDC already give a clear release date for the game: September 2012, about two years from now.