Richard Garriott's "Ultimate Ultima" @ GamersGlobal.de
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August 23rd, 2011, 17:27
Yeah this "New Britannia" game he wants to make at Portalarium, sounds pretty like an Ultima Online 2.0.
I wouldn't mind since as far as am I'm concerned no other MMO ever came close to Ultima Online so… *shrugs*
Oh and Richard Garriott actually did talk about offline games a few years and expressed that he would like to make single player RPGs again (that was back when he was still as NC Soft though and he said "This is not gonna happen of course since NC Soft is an online only game company") - but I think after having done single player RPG for twenty he just more interested in trying new stuff, ten years ago he saw MMO as the "new Frontier" so he worked on that, now he see social space as the new frontier, so he wants to work on that. I think it's not so much that he doesn' care about SP RPGs anymore, but more that he want to focus on a single thing.
That being said from what I've gathered from his other Portalarium related interview, he still very much want to bring single player quality storys and quests into a MMO space (which was the plan for the original Tabula Rasa, though the end result failed miserable at that), so I'd suspect his "New Britannia" to have more plot compenant than UO ever had… but I feel it is a long time coming anyway
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