Lord British Presents…a Countdown! (Updated)
This is, officially, the most exciting news of the week:
— Richard Garriott (@RichardGarriott) March 1, 2013
The same thing was posted to the Ultimate RPG Facebook page, so it’s fair to say that this is definitely related to the Ultima spiritual successor that Richard Garriott has been talking about for a while now. Too, we now know what the fuss yesterday was all about.
Also: he’s using the Avatar font. How great is that? Obviously, he wants Ultima fans to pay particular attention, and so we shall…in about a week, when the countdown timer on the Lord British Presents website runs out.
I’m just going to put my guess out there right now: there’ll be a Kickstarter campaign, next Friday. You read it here first (unless you read it on the UDIC Facebook group already, and/or are Sergorn Dragon, whom I made the same guess to in a chat window about ten minutes before publishing this).
There’s a signup form on the website, which I guess subscribes you to some sort of news list. Hit that up if you like…and if not, check back in a bit under a week. Something big is coming!
Oh, and: In case you missed it, Richard Garriott also posted a question to his Google+ profile:
Inquiring minds want to know… What were your favorite in box add ins to Origin Games? Cloth maps, coins, stones, radiation detectors, tool kits? Something else?
If you’re on Google+, stop on by and give him your answer!
The First Age of Update: Is former Orgin artist Denis Loubet supplying concept art for the Ultimate RPG?
— Drawmycharacter (@Drawmychar) March 2, 2013
The mind…it boggles. It is boggled.
Revenge of the Update: Will it be a PC game after all?
Updateodus: Welcome, Ultimate RPG fans from Facebook! And thanks, Portalarium, for the link!
Quest of the Update: I think we can safely say it has been confirmed that the game, whatever it is, is going to be a PC title first and foremost.