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R.I.P. Origin?

UO Stratics has word that the other shoe may be dropping on the developer of the Ultima and Wing Commander series. According to the report the developer's Austin-based offices will be shut down, and "Employees will be offered an opportunity to relocate to California or accept a severance package. Company officials could not be reached for comment." This consolidation fits with the recent announcement that Maxis is likewise relocating to EA's HQ. On a semi-related note, Electronic Arts and the Growing Trends of the Gaming Industry on GameTheMod discusses EA's history.

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43. Some corrections Feb 25, 2004, 09:49 Tumbler
 
This is a sad day for PC gamers.
Origin has been responsible for more ground breaking and beloved games than any other developer:

Ultima I-IX, Savage Empire, Martian Dreams, UO
Ultima Underworld I-II
Wing Commander I-V
Privateer I-II
System Shock
Strike Commander
Wings of Glory
Crusader: No Remorse & No Regret
Shadow Caster
Bioforge

Did I miss anything?



I think you're a little too generous calling all these games ground breaking.

Ultima I-VIII, but IX? No.
Wing Commander V? You're kidding right? That one was awful.
Privateer II? I wasn't a big fan of #2 but mabye...
Strike Commander? No way, no how, was this game ground breaking.

Strongly agree with Bioforge, really wish they'd made a sequel, really liked that game.


 
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