The following item currently appears on the official website for Ultima Online. The article talks about the effects of EA's acquisition of Mythic Entertainment and how that will effect Ultima Online. As it stands, the site seems to speculate that working near and with the team at Mythic will be of benefit to the UO team:
These are exciting days for MMORPG fans here at EA. With the acquisition of Mythic, the UO team will be working with the creative folks who brought us Dark Age of Camelot and are hard at work on the spectacular-looking Warhammer Online: Age of Reckoning. I’m thrilled that the UO team and Mythic will work together to forge Britannia’s future.
There is much to talk about with our new partners, and it will take some time to review and finalize our plans. Because we need to take that time, we are postponing the announcement that we were going to make this week. The in-game fiction cycle will take a break for a bit and will return soon.
See you in Britannia,
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