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Sep 10th 2019 at 12:39:15 PM

And from what I understand Lord British’s attempt at a Spiritual Successor to Ultima was...bad.

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Sep 10th 2019 at 5:00:55 PM

No. EA owns them outright already. What is there to bring back? Garriott moved on, Ultima and WC got sequels under EA and then the franchises retired after EA ran them into the ground.

You sure that another game developer can't buy their assets from EA and relaunch Origin?

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Sep 10th 2019 at 5:24:31 PM

EA is outright using the name for their launcher and subscription service.

Why would they sell it to a competitor.

Sep 10th 2019 at 10:33:41 PM

[up][up]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.

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Sep 10th 2019 at 10:35:24 PM

You'd also have to somehow wrangle it out of EA's hands, which would require a very fat paycheck. Not very economical.

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Sep 10th 2019 at 11:10:01 PM

I see. What modern game studio can be considered the modern equivalent of Origin Systems?

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Sep 10th 2019 at 11:18:20 PM

Bioware? Wait, no, EA owns them too.

Bethesda, maybe?

Dude... you ever notice that, like, stuff, man?
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Sep 10th 2019 at 11:22:06 PM

Ew. Larian Studios is closer, I think. Though Divinity:Original Sin is closer to Baldur's Gate than Ultima.

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Sep 11th 2019 at 12:15:04 AM

Speaking of Baldur's Gate, Larian is developing a third game.

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Sep 11th 2019 at 7:36:32 AM

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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