I feel vindicated: Ultima Forever has finally been added to EA’s Online Service Updates page, their master list of all the online-facing games they’ll be shutting down in the near future. I like to...
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Wallpaper for the week. This is the starting area for Ultima Forever; I found a very high-resolution version of it in the game data, and scaled it down a bit (it’s still 2048×2048, though)....
Jeff Skalski tipped off the Wing Commander CIC as to the location of the downed Kilrathi fighter in Ultima Forever. Because yes, it had one of those.
An image of the foyer of Blackthorn’s Castle, as it would have appeared in Ultima Forever had it been added to the game.
It’s a good thing, I think, that Ultima Forever’s excellent soundtrack will remain available online after the game goes dark later this month.
In which I take a long, long shot at extracting data from the Ultima Forever PC alpha client…and succeed.
Electronic Arts has announced that Ultima Forever’s online services will be shut down on August 29th, 2014, rendering the game unplayable past that date. This is a tragic end to a once-promising game.
EA Mobile’s Frank Gibeau shared his thoughts on the failure of Mythic’s Dungeon Keeper reboot with GamesIndustry.
Eurogamer.net has a very revealing interview with Andrew Wilson, EA CEO, concerning the Dungeon Keeper reboot.
In which we examine some hints, from LinkedIn, as to what may have been going on at Mythic in the studio’s final months.
Several EA job postings for Mythic Entertainment, some very recent, suggest that the studio may have been working on Ultima Forever again…or on a sequel thereto. Possibly. Maybe.