Ultima Forever: Quest for the Avatar, F2P RPG announced by Bioware

Bioware revealed today that they will be somewhat resurrecting the Ultima series with a new free-to-play RPG called Ultima Forever: Quest for the Avatar.

The game was announced earlier today via the new official website for the title that went up earlier today. As such, details are still relatively light, however Bioware is already trying to still the gaming community's beating heart by assuring us that this is not a new MMO. It is rather a normal RPG set in the Ultima universe.

Players can choose to play as either the Fighter or the Mage on either an iPad or PC. It's not 100% clear what type of cooperative play will be offered, but it does seem like there will be online co-op available with the website reading, "travel alone or with friends, restore virtue and become the avatar!" However, it's possible that could refer to in-game "friends."

As of now, that's pretty much all we know. The website is currently accepting beta sign-ups.


  • Travia220 - July 13, 2012 6:31 a.m.

    Ultima+BIOWARE MYTHIC +EA F2P Model = EPIC FAILURE, Don't even touch this garbage. Mythic brought of great games by the name of Warhammer Online that bombed. Don't touch this trash.
  • IceBlueKirby - July 12, 2012 8:13 p.m.

    I'll give it a shot since it's free. Really, there's no reason not to.
  • yonderTheGreat - July 12, 2012 3:50 p.m.

    Damn you EA, this is not what we want BioWare to be doing. Then again, this isn't BioWare, it's Mythic, which EA attached the BioWare name to. One of half a dozen BW studios. i.e. the name BioWare means a grand total of nothing anymore. RIP. (And Mythic hasn't been a good studio in about a decade)
  • funster - July 12, 2012 9:14 a.m.

    omg Ultima 4 and 5 was my most memorable RPG EVER. I hope they keep the gameplay intact.
  • Andrew Groen - July 12, 2012 noon

    I hope so too, but given that this will also be on iPad...I don't know if I'd count on it. Do you think they could keep the gameplay faithful on a touch screen?
  • alex-roy-bristol - July 12, 2012 8:13 p.m.

    Probably Andrew, they are most likely just making a different version for the iPad, in a similar way that they always used to make GBA games of nearly-freaking-EVERYTHING! :P

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