The back-story behind a new Ultima game should be a horror show: Ultima—beloved role-playing game series designed by the great Richard Garriott who sold his company to cold, corporate EA and down the tubes Ultima would go, returning in 2013 only for money-grubbing reasons. Nope. That's not it.
Ultima IV: Quest of the Avatar was a revolutionary role-playing game from a legendary game designer. Ultima Forever: Quest for the Avatar updates the classic with shiny new graphics and modern free-to-play social features that might be more trouble than they are worth.
The last new Ultima game to see daylight was Lord of Ultima, a browser strategy game more or less totally unrelated to the venerable Ultima series that so many PC gamers have loved for thirty years. Fans were disappointed, hoping instead for an actual new Ultima adventure that would take advantage of modern…