Publisher: EA Games
Developer: EA Mythic
Genre: Fantasy, MMO, Purchase Required, Role-Playing
To all of those for whom it’s the first time you are hearing of Britannia, we bid you welcome, and to any of those who have visited in Ultima Online’s fifteen year history or who have seen Britannia through any of the other Ultima games, we bid you welcome home. There’s no place like it, or so we’re always told.
What is Ultima Online? There are dozens of things we could say, and that others have said over the years. It’s an expansive, immersive sandbox world enjoyed by thousands of players all over the world every day. It’s an innovative and unmatched experience in the realm of massively multiplayer online role playing games. It’s a world in which you can not only fight, craft, create, explore, and triumph…but a world in which you can live. And it’s still so much more than that.
It’s a world where your character can craft their own weapons, armor, and equipment…along with build their own house and furniture to fill it with. It’s a world that you can explore the darkest and dankest of dungeons…or sail across the world on a heavy warship with its own cannons, loaded with whatever complement of ammunition you find appropriate. A world where you can choose to be a stalwart defender who uses the force of their arms and armor to protect those around you, or a despicable villain who preys on those who take a wrong turn into danger.
So when you ask what is Ultima Online, the best answer one can give is that it is not simply a game of fighting or exploring or anything else…the best answer one can give is that it is truly a world for your character to live and exist in. A world that has developed and is still developing, expanding and growing all the time.