Richard Garriott Is Not Having Conversations With High-Ups at EA About Ultima

Richard Garriott thinks he’s been talking to EA about Ultima. Or maybe he just thinks he thinks he’s talking to them. He told Eurogamer he has “had discussions at very high levels with Electronic Arts about access to the property,” and that “We’re in discussions with Electronic Arts even now about a possible marketing and distribution relationships and things of this nature.”

Unfortunately, EA didn’t know what he was talking about. But a spokesperson for Garriott thinks he knows what’s up (per Industry Gamers).

Richard is not CURRENTLY having conversations at high levels with Electronic Arts regarding the Ultima franchise. He never said that he is. I can assure you, however, that those conversations have taken place in the past.

What is taking place right now are conversations with EA as well as other companies regarding potential partnerships/distribution deals involving our other products including Ultimate Collector and our Casino games, Port Casino Poker and Port Casino Blackjack. These are normal and expected communications taking place as we move closer to launching Utlimate Collector sometime after the first of the year.

Whew. Deep breath. Chill, bro.

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1 Comment on Richard Garriott Is Not Having Conversations With High-Ups at EA About Ultima


On December 16, 2011 at 6:39 am

Because we all know Tabula Rasa did very good.