Ultima Worlds Online: Origin cancelled

Electronic Arts announces the termination of development on the sequel to the massively multiplayer role-playing game Ultima Online.

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Electronic Arts and Origin Systems have announced the cancellation of Ultima Worlds Online: Origin, the game previously known as Ultima Online 2. The companies attributed the cancellation to a decision to focus their resources on improving the current game for its 230,000 subscribers. Origin Systems will release Ultima Online: Third Dawn next week. Third Dawn is an enhanced version of Ultima Online that will add several new features to the original game, including new lands and creatures.

For more information, take a look at our preview of Ultima Online: Third Dawn and read our previous coverage of Ultima Worlds Online: Origin. Ultima Online: Third dawn is scheduled for release next week for an approximate retail price of $44.99.

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