Gamasutra has spoken with 38 Studios president Brett Close following the company's acquisition of Big Huge Games, and he provided them with more details regarding the move. According to close, BHG "will continue on development of some of their other products," but the "core focus" of 38 Studios remains its in-development Copernicus IP.
Close also had this to say about Copernicus: ""But part of our product vision and our business vision... was extending that across a variety of products and a variety of touchpoints that customers can access the world through."
38 Studios has acquired BHG's Mercury Engine, a console engine and toolset that will be used to "support the world of Copernicus." Also, Close confirmed that that staff of BHG has been retained and there will be no additional layoffs.