It was eight years ago today that this all began.
The games comprising the Ultima series were, between 1981 and 1999, the defining computer role-playing games. Both the Western and Eastern RPG “schools”, if that is an appropriate term for them, were heavily inspired by the Ultima games, and still feature numerous gameplay and interface conventions that one Ultima or another introduced.
Ultima Online (UO) is a massively multiplayer online role-playing game developed by Origin Systems, which launched on September 24, 1997. It can’t claim to be the first graphical MMO, it can rightly claim to be one of the defining titles of the genre, and continues to run to this day.
The Middle-Aged Gamer interviewed some of the more well-known members of the Ultima X: Odyssey development team back in 2008, and posted the entire discussion on his blog.
Some (most?) of you may have already seen this, but I’ve only just stumbled across it. It’s a flythrough-style video of the gameworld from the canceled Ultima X: Odyssey that I just happened to...