WyldKat wrote on Jul 12, 2012, 21:22: The sick/sad thing is that if EA hadn't mishandled and fucked with Origin (the REAL Origin) and the Ultima series they would have had a franchise that would have rivaled The Elder Scrolls series to this very day. Ultima 6 and 7 advanced the genre so much in how you could interact with the environment.
I blame Garriot as much as EA- I knew what was going to happen back then and I was a dumb teenager.
Then Roberts went off to make a movie and the rest is history.
The sad thing is that there's a great formula just sitting there ready to be picked up again (U6/U7) and it would work just fine today and have almost no competition.