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And from what I understand Lord British’s attempt at a Spiritual Successor to Ultima was...bad.
You sure that another game developer can't buy their assets from EA and relaunch Origin?
EA is outright using the name for their launcher and subscription service.
Why would they sell it to a competitor.
Pretty certain. The Ultima series doesn't have much of a presence in the modern game environment. It'd be easier to do a game with the same themes as Ultima than deal with the baggage.
You'd also have to somehow wrangle it out of EA's hands, which would require a very fat paycheck. Not very economical.
I see. What modern game studio can be considered the modern equivalent of Origin Systems?
Bioware? Wait, no, EA owns them too.
Ew. Larian Studios is closer, I think. Though Divinity:Original Sin is closer to Baldur's Gate than Ultima.
Speaking of Baldur's Gate, Larian is developing a third game.
I might suggest Other Side Entertainment.
Their Underworld Ascendant takes after the Ultima Underworld games, and they're working on a new System Shock game.
(The former was alas met with a fairly poor reception, I gather; the latter at least is looking pretty good thus far, I think.)
Edited by ArsThaumaturgis on Sep 11th 2019 at 4:40:16 PM
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