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March, 2022: Bitsfit™ offered to Orgin/Malynn March 19, 2022: The Red Polygon acquired by Avatar with biblical name Aaron.

Polygon Reports old Garriot game Mt. Drash sells on ebay for $3000

May 12, 2014: Electronic Arts officially closes down the Lord of Ultima. The old site now redirects you to EA's Origin store.

February 5, 2014: Electronic Arts announces that they will be retiring Lord of Ultima on May 12, 2014.

March 8, 2013: Richard Garriot and his company Portalarium holds Kickstarter campaign for Shroud of the Avatar: Forsaken Virtues which is due to be successfully funded on Apr 7, 2013. Shroud of the Avatar is the “spiritual successor” to Richard’s previous work in the FRP genre. Our primary objectives are to tell a story even more compelling than Ultimas IV-VII, create a virtual world more interactive than Ultima VII, develop deep rich multi-player capabilities beyond combat akin to Ultima Online, and offer a bold new approach to integrate them with “Selective Multi-Player”.

July 12, 2012: Ultima IV lives again in...Ultima Forever COMIC-CON - Today, EA announced the return of the 1985 role-playing classic Ultima IV, this time in a free-to-play MMO being developed by Bioware Mythic.
There aren't a whole lot of details currently available, yet, but you'll be able to (initially) choose between a fighter and a mage for characters, and that the game will be set in the universe depicted in Ultima IV: Quest For the Avatar. Other details include:

  • This will be a multiplayer game, but won't be an MMO.
  • Gameplay will be focused on small-party combat missions. According to EA's Paul Barnett, the gameplay mechanics will be closer to Baldur's Gate's hunting areas.
  • The game will be playable on PC and the iPad.
  • Ultima Forever will include some of the core themes as Ultima IV, including virtues, classic NPCs (like, hopefully, Iolo), and more.

You can sign up for the beta right here.

  • April 19, 2012: Ultima 8 released on GOG.com.

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Located on a mountainous island in the icy seas northeast of the Drylands, the fortress of Windemere was governed by the dark sorceress Elistaria and used as a stronghold for the Oppression of Lord Blackthorn. With no hewn paths through the treacherous mountains, access to the keep required the use of either a grapple to scale the peaks or powerful magic. Read More

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