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Ultima Online News

Latest Headlines for Ultima Online

  • Steam Greenlight Campaign a Rousing Success

    Both Ultima Online and Dark Age of Camelot have joined the ranks of titles added to the Steam games portal via the Greenlight feature. Under the auspices of Broadsword Games, both titles received the go-ahead along with 73 other games.

    Reported on Apr 30, 2014
  • Mythic & Broadsword Online Games Partner for UO Development

    In addition to the exciting news that Mythic and Broadsword Online Entertainment have teamed up for Dark Age of Camelot, it has also been announced that the same partnership will be in place for the continued development of Ultima Online. EA, as stated, will continue billing and account services.

    Reported on Feb 05, 2014
  • Game On Goes Back in Time with Ultima Online

    Another week and another episode of Game On: Epic Slant Press Edition! On this episode Dr. Klassi fills in for Chris and he discusses Ultima Online with Adam. Are you curious about this aging title? Drop in and listen as the pair explain how the sandbox and skill-based systems work. They also discuss various Kickstarter projects that they're looking forward to. Follow the hosts on Twitter! Chris is @gamebynight and Adam is @FerrelES.

    Reported on Jun 24, 2013
  • The End is NOT Nigh

    A new open letter from the Ultima Online producer seeks to dispel gloom and doomers who have been predicting the game's imminent demise. Bonnie Armstrong offers up a laundry list of ideas the team is working to implement in this year alone.

    Reported on Apr 17, 2013
  • Lessons Learned from a Free Shard

    Ultima Online in its simplest and purest form is a sandboxer's dream. We've been spending some time playing on a 'free shard' and have a list of lessons we've learned about what a true sandbox is. See what we've got to say before leaving your own thoughts in the comments.

    Reported on Jan 17, 2013
  • Atlantic Server Hit with Two Week Rollback

    The Ultima Online team has announced that the Atlantic server has been rolled back to a December 5th server-side save. The rollback was necessary due to "issues beyond our control" and a more current save was not available because of corruption issues. Players on the Atlantic server have been compensated with 30-days of free game time.

    Reported on Dec 19, 2012
  • 15th Anniversary Detailed

    It's hard to believe but it's been fifteen years since Ultima Online launched. To celebrate this momentous event, developers are kicking off a new seven month story arc that will result in a new king being crowned in an in-game event.

    Reported on Sep 24, 2012
  • The Beginning

    Every gamer had a beginning, a place where this new hobby began. Today Pokket recalls one of her earlier adventures in Ultima Online. Check it out and then tell us your story in the comments.

    Reported on Jul 01, 2012
  • Wayback Wednesday with UO Devs

    In this edition of Wayback Wednesday, we jump into the game for some quality time with Ultima Online developers Bonnie "Mesanna" Armstrong, Mike "Phoenix" Moore, Michael "Misk" Armstrong, Stephen "Bleak" Brown, Greg "Kyronix" Havlusch, and Kai Schober. The group had a rollicking good time so check out WayBack Wednesday with Ultima Online Devs.

    Reported on May 23, 2012
  • The Making of a Classic Part 2

    Yesterday our readers were treated to the first of a two part history of the grand old Lady of MMOs, Ultima Online. Today we continue our look at how this venerable title came to be in part 2. Read on and then share your memories!

    Reported on Feb 15, 2012
  • The Making of a Classic Part 1

    Ultima Online is considered one of the grand old dames of the MMO genre and has nearly reached its fifteenth anniversary. We have a comprehensive look at just how this classic MMO came into being and will present it to our readers in two parts. Check it out and then tell us your memories of UO in the comments.

    Reported on Feb 14, 2012
  • Fifteen Years & Counting

    It's hard to believe that the Grandaddy of Them All, Ultima Online, is fast approaching its fifteenth anniversary. We recently had the privilege of chatting with UO Associate Producer Bonnie "Mesanna" Armstrong. It's a short but informative interview about the venerable Ultima Online. Read on!

    Reported on Jan 08, 2012
  • UO is Getting Old

    Adam Tingle is taking the plunge into some of the genre's most venerable titles available, and finding out if they truly still have what it takes to compete. For the inaugural issue, Adam journeys back to Ultima Online to see just how much life the old bird has left.

    Reported on Jul 08, 2011
  • Venerable IP Ultima-tely to Fly Again?

    In The Free Zone today, columnist Richard Aihoshi floats a rumor that breezed across his desk recently, namely that there is a possibility that a new Ultima MMORPG is being considered. Doubtless, that got your attention so keep reading and then let us know what you think.

    Reported on May 09, 2011
  • Video Diary Offers Peek Ahead

    Bioware Mythic and the Ultima Online dev team have produced a new video diary with Producer Calvin Crowner, Associate Producer Bonnie Armstrong and Lead Designer Erik Brinkman. The team discusses plans for the upcoming year including a new client art set, a new player adventure and the continued implementation of new quests.

    Reported on Mar 09, 2011
  • Just As Focused As Ever

    In the latest edition of the Ultima Online producer's letter, Calvin Crowner spends a bit of time discussing the word "just" and the way it is often used in sentences like "If the devs would just...". After that, Crowner goes on to discuss a wide variety of topics from arenas to a classic shard to whether or not devs are 'playing it safe'.

    Reported on Aug 17, 2010
  • A Call to Arms

    Bioware Mythic has issued a Call to Arms for all current, new and former Ultima Online players to return to the game. Starting today, August 5th, players are invited to join up against the minions of evil and to participate in new live events being organized by GMs across the UO servers. Players will have the chance to explore the latest UO expansion, The Stygian Abyss.

    Reported on Aug 05, 2010
  • Derek Brinkmann: Why Love the Sandbox?

    Ultima Online's Lead Engineer Derek Brinkmen answers the question: Sandbox games have proven that they stand the test of time. Why do you think the sandbox model appeals to players even after all these years?

    Reported on Dec 18, 2009
  • Return to Britannia Campaign

    In order to celebrate Ultima Online's 12th anniversary, EA has launched a "Return to Britannia" Campaign. As part of the campaign former players are being invited back to Ultima Online to play the game free of charge until October 16th. For those who have never played UO, a 14-day trial is also available.

    Reported on Sep 28, 2009
  • AGDC Interview with Tim Cotton

    Mythic's Tim Cotton took some time during AGDC to catch us up on what EA is up to with the venerable Ultima Online.

    Reported on Sep 23, 2009
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