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SOE President John Smedley Says 38 Studios' Project Copernicus Was Too Risky for RI Govt to Get Involved

Category: Gaming
Posted: 01:34PM

Last week, Sony Online Entertainment president John Smedley took to Twitter to respond to Titanfall's 64-bit requirement, declaring 32-bit gaming dead. Today, the outspoken president took to Twitter again, this time commenting on the failure of 38 Studios and its failed MMO, known only as Project Copernicus.

In a series of tweets you can see below, Smedley said that 38 Studios founder Curt Schilling had sought funding from SOE several times, but despite really wanting to play the game, it was just too risky. Smedley blames the Rhode Island government for what happened to the studio, particularly Governor Chafee, who he said "trash talked right at the time Curt was trying to get funding." Regardless of Governor Chafee's words, Smedley believes that public funds should never be used to back something as risky as online games.

The conversation continued on if you want to read more, but I think you get the idea.

Source: Twitter

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