Kingdoms of Amalur, 38 Studios, is struggling financially.
According to this report the company has missed payroll for its nearly 400 employees and failed to make a $1.125 million loan repayment this month.
While the studio isn't shutting up shop just yet, it goes without saying this is a serious problem for the company. No doubt the fact Kingdoms of Amalur was a commercial bomb didn't help.
Oh well. Guess that's what happens when you invest in making a new IP.