Ultima Series News


Ultima 8: Gold Edition is Origin's 'On the House' game for May

By Ozzie Mejia, Apr 28, 2015 3:25pm PDT

The latter entries in the Ultima series aren't exactly the most beloved, but nonetheless, EA is offering Ultima 8: Gold Edition as Origin's latest 'On the House' game.


"Maybe a territory thing. Still shows U8 for me. Both in the client and website."

- daggot see all 6 comments

PSA: Ultima Forever: The Quest for the Avatar now available on iOS

By Ozzie Mejia, Aug 09, 2013 5:00pm PDT

Ultima Forever: Quest for the Avatar, the spiritual follow-up to Ultima IV, is now available on iOS.


"Apparently you have to make in-app purchases to really get somewhere. If so, then this game is a ..."

- pizzaput see all 5 comments

Ultima Forever: Quest for the Avatar preview: return to form

By Ozzie Mejia, Jun 15, 2013 3:30pm PDT

The Ultima series makes its debut on iOS with Ultima Forever: Quest for the Avatar, taking place 20 years after the events of Ultima IV.


"So I'm confused, please someone explain why there seems to be more hardware companies making ..."

- squeakychimp see all 12 comments

Ultima Forever's free-to-play model explained, won't use energy

By Steve Watts, Aug 06, 2012 4:00pm PDT

The producer behind Ultima Forever talks about how BioWare will iterate on the F2P model with purchasable items, and why virtues have to be earned instead of bought.


"it will be awesome.... and I dont think releasing an ultima title once every 4-6 years is raping ..."

- Dark Drakonis see all 6 comments

Ultima Forever is F2P RPG from BioWare

By Steve Watts, Jul 12, 2012 7:30am PDT

BioWare and EA have unveiled Ultima Forever: Quest for the Avatar, a browser and mobile title currently in beta.


"Yeah, the game looked so far along and had a lot going for it. I was following that thing on a ..."

- Gwyndion see all 37 comments

Ultima 8 banished to GOG

By Alice O'Connor, Apr 20, 2012 6:00am PDT

Funny thing, the past. We vaguely remember parts of it, then fill the rest in with a consensus of other people's vague parts. So, was Ultima VIII: Pagan an affront to Origin's much-beloved series or a decent RPG? See for yourself, as it's now on GOG.


"I played it on a 386 33mhz system, and it was a little choppy, so when I went to a friend's ..."

- TheMongbat see all 6 comments

EA denies Ultima Online talks with series creator Richard Garriott

By Xav de Matos, Dec 14, 2011 5:15pm PST

Though Richard Garriott, creator of the Ultima franchise, said he and EA were in talks regarding the fate of the franchise earlier this week, EA denies any conversations have occurred.


"Diablo Online is more likely than Ultima Online at this point. I'd kill for an iso game from ..."

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Garriott 'in discussions' with EA about new Ultima

By Steve Watts, Dec 12, 2011 1:00pm PST

Game designer Richard Garriott talks about his current RPG project, his talks with EA about making it an Ultima project, and the legacy of the series living on whether his next game carries the name or not.


"I still think UO is one of the best MMO's to date !!! :) I was an Alpha tester for the series ..."

- Dark Drakonis see all 59 comments

MobyGames Classic: Ultima 7 community stories

By Shack Staff, Dec 04, 2011 2:00pm PST

Shacknews readers share their own stories revolving around the classic Ultima VII, the latest game inducted into the "Moby Games Classic" series on Shacknews.com.


"Haha I forgot that. I should DL this baby and play. I remember installing it years ago before ..."

- TheMongbat see all 13 comments

MobyGames Classic: Ultima 7

By Shack Staff, Nov 30, 2011 1:00pm PST

MobyGames.com Classic returns with the classic 1992 role-playing title, Ultima VII: The Black Gate. Widely considered the best in the franchise's long history, Ultima VII thrust players in the middle of a vast murder-mystery.


"This game cost me two months of summer holidays I spent on following the 300+ pages walkthrough ..."

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Ultima 7 Complete Edition arrives on GOG

By Alice O'Connor, Nov 29, 2011 4:30pm PST

Origin Systems' hallowed Ultima VII today arrived on GOG in a $5.99 Complete Edition, with Ultima VII: The Black Gate and Ultima VII: Part Two - Serpent Isle, plus their two expansion packs.


"Loved that game. Did anyone play around with the U7 redux with the Dungeon Siege engine? I ..."

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Ultima 1, 2 & 3 venture forth onto GOG

By Alice O'Connor, Aug 30, 2011 7:00am PDT

A slice of RPG history has been served up by GOG and EA today, with a $5.99 bundle of the first three Ultima games.


"Borrowed IV from a friend for a month, and when he got it back he was like "Fuck you, you ruined ..."

- TheMongbat see all 22 comments