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June 25th, 2021, 00:14
Ultima Underworld 1&2 as well as Syndicate Plus and Syndicate Wars are being removed from GOG by EA. They will be still be available until June 28th.

We'd like to inform you that, on publisher's request, Ultima Underworld 1+2, Syndicate Plus and Syndicate Wars will be delisted from our catalog on Monday, June 28th, 1 PM UTC.

For everyone who purchased the titles prior to delisting, they will remain in their GOG library.
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I never played Syndicate but knowing that UU 1 & 2 will be delisted from GOG… Oh boy, what a bad, sad news I played them both. Great games!
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June 25th, 2021, 03:18
That's awful news, more so for those unfortunate that have yet to ever play them. They'll not know what they're missing.
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June 25th, 2021, 03:45
Just Electronic Arts being…. Electronic Arts.
Wonder if they are planning on redoing any of this. Doubt it, but could hope.
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June 25th, 2021, 04:02
I'd love to see these remastered, but I'm not holding my breath.
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June 25th, 2021, 04:31
Sad news. Just in case, i am gonna download the offline installers…
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June 25th, 2021, 04:36
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That's awful news, more so for those unfortunate that have yet to ever play them. They'll not know what they're missing.
Maybe they'll be on Origin. You can say "ew, Origin", but that's a separate thing from being able to play them.
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June 25th, 2021, 08:42
UU2 and U8 were my first games after I moved from Amiga to PC. I loved them and although I do not replay these games anymore, it would be nice to keep them available as part of the gaming history. Who knows what are EA plans, but hopefully they are just moving them to Origin. Wouldnt count on remaster as that would take some effort and some risk, which I dont expect from EA.
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June 25th, 2021, 10:17
That is SO sad, UU is one of my most favourite games. The day I saw it on GOG my heart jumped, got it and replayed it, and I still had fun despite the controls
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June 25th, 2021, 15:31
You can still buy them. In fact as of today, they are on sale for under $2.00. So if you haven't enjoyed these games pick them up today at GOG. As long as you purchase them before they are delisted, they will stay in your library.
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June 25th, 2021, 17:27
That's good to know at least, and yet another reason to adore great old games. At least I'll have them until….whenever!
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I guess that EA wants to publish or stream them themselves now.
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I'd basically do without the games if my only option was to install the Origin platform on my machine to play them. I'm simply not that desperate.
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June 25th, 2021, 22:19
Thanks for news, I discovered I don't have these classics in my GOG library. Since the package is now at sale for 1+ EUR, I fixed this overlook immediately. Now EA can do with it whatever they want.
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You've made a clear and brilliant purchase, Mrozie. Well done on you!
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June 26th, 2021, 05:20
Someone on the GoG forum claimed it is exactly 10 years since these games were added to GoG, so maybe the contract simply expires?
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Originally Posted by SveNitoR View Post
Someone on the GoG forum claimed it is exactly 10 years since these games were added to GoG, so maybe the contract simply expires?
"on publisher's request"
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"on publisher's request"
True. Maybe it is that the contract is expiring and they (EA) have no interest in renewing it?
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June 26th, 2021, 16:46
I remember having tried Underworld long ago.
I just couldn't get myself accustomed to it.
Which is why I never had these two games on my radar.
I had bought the DOS version on a flea market 15 or more years ago. I think I was lucky, then.
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