Ultima Online Celebrates Impressive 15th Year Anniversary
Today goes down in the MMO history books for sure, the 15th anniversary for one of the longest running MMO games still alive today, Ultima Online. Ultima Online was the MMO game that set the premise for practically every innovative feature seen in today’s MMO titles. It’s the game that set the bar, the game that people use to say “It’s a good game, but it’s not Ultimate Online”. Sadly, 15 years of wear and tear is going to do anything a bit of damage and the lackluster graphics and dwindling community have made Ultima Online a shadow of its older self.
Launching way back in 1997 Ultima Online was one of the first real MMO games to capture such a large audience and dominated all things MMO for a good few years. To celebrate the highly impressive 15th year anniversary, Mythic EA have announced that a new seven month story arc will take place involving a large number of in-game events.
“I personally have worked on Ultima Online for more than 13 years and I’m still inspired by our players and actually learn something new from them every day. We truly have any amazing community who have been responsible for keeping the game alive for 15 years,” said Associate Producer, Bonnie Armstrong.
Whether you love Ultima Online or you’re just getting into the MMO scene, you’ve still got to appreciate the awesome feat of surviving 15 years in such a cut-throat world.