Kingdoms of Amalur MMO Project Copernicus was almost complete when 38 Studios went under, according to comic book guy Todd McFarlane.

McFarlane, who was the game’s art director, told Kotaku that the game was 90 per cent complete before massive debts forced the closure of Curt Shilling’s studio.

“I’m hoping that once the dust settles maybe somebody will be smart enough to come in there and then just take it to the finish line ‘cos it’s only ten yards away from the goal line,” said McFarlane.

“Curt got it 90 yards. If somebody wants to come and get it the other ten yards, they’re going to have a hell of a game on their hands.”

McFarlane had nothing but praise for the game, going as far as to say that he considered bankrolling it himself.

“Yeah, that was the super sexy. That was the one that to me was gonna raise the bar,” he said.

“If I had the extra cash I’d do it myself ‘cos it’s that cool.”

However, Shilling himself had a differing opinion.

Last July, following the bankruptcy of 38, he stated that his biggest gripe with the game was that it “wasn’t fun”.