38 Studios was unable to make payroll this week, but is in the process of making the $1.125 million payment that set off the company's crisis earlier this week. WPRI reports that a spokesperson for the Rhode Island Economic Development Corporation (RIEDC) did confirm that former Red Sox player Curt Schilling's video game company was unable to pay its employees.
Update: The hand-delivered check for the overdue $1.125 million payment has been returned by the EDC to 38 Studios after the company's chief financial officer said there were insufficient funds to cover it.
Update 2: Statement from the Office of Governor Lincoln D. Chafee: "A check from 38 Studios was hand-delivered to the Rhode Island Economic Development Corporation at approximately 5 o'clock this evening. However, upon learning from the Chief Financial Officer of 38 Studios that there were insufficient funds to cover the payment, the check was returned. The EDC remains willing to accept readily available funds."
Update 3: Curt Schilling has been removed from the "visionaries" page of the 38 Studios website. Text still recognizes him above, picture and bio removed. CEO Jennifer MacLean, who is reported to be on "maternity leave," has also been removed from the site.
Also if you own it already... don't expect anymore patches... Hopefully the employees will land on their feet.