Youtube user “stduquette” has uploaded three video fly-throughs from Project Copernicus. The first video shows off an early, first look, at Jottunhessen, while the second one has an optimized version of that area. These two videos were from 2011. The third video, on the other hand, shows off Valiance and is dated May 2012. Project Copernicus looked ambitious, no doubt about that. However, 38 Studios closed and this game won’t ever see the light of day… or will it?
38 Studios has been closed back in May. According to Rhode Island governor Lincoln Chafee, 38 Studios’ previous game – Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning – failed commercially. Chafee had to close down 38 Studios because the company couldn’t give them the confidence of solid footing and because it’s expensive to maintain the game once it’s released.
In August, Epic Games opened a new studio, called Impossible Studios. The Impossible Studios team is currently developing Infinity Blade Dungeon for iOS and is made up of Sean Dunn (who was 38 Studios’ General Manager), Ian Frazier, Phil Teschner, Michael Fridley, Bryant Freitag, and Tim Coman.
Could Epic Games purchase the rights of Project Copernicus and let Impossible Studios resume 38 Studios’s work? Sounds possible.
Enjoy the third leaked video that is courtesy of G4mers.pl!