For now at least, 38 Studios is probably more famous for its World Series Winning owner, pitcher Curt Schilling, but things are looking good for 38 and because of that, they are expanding. 38 Studios is moving into an office building in downtown Providence and will relocate the company’s headquarters to One Empire Plaza.
One Empire Plaza is a six-story 104,000-square-foot building located diagonally across Empire Street from Trinity Repertory Company. The new site is in a central location that proved attractive to 38 Studios due to its vibrant mix of office buildings, restaurants and entertainment venues, and its proximity to multiple universities rich with talent such as the University of Rhode Island, Johnson & Wales University, Brown University, and the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD).
While we are sure that the move had a lot to do with 38 Studios liking the location, we are sure the 75 million loan guarantee that Rhode Island gave them didn’t hurt. 38 Studios has promised to create 450 high-paying jobs that will provide job opportunities for local college graduates in a fast growing industry, and will attract other interactive and entertainment companies to Rhode Island.
38 Studios is currently in development of its first game “Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning.” The game will be published by industry giant EA and released in the Fall of 2011.