In all the hype over the new games being released these days, one might think that older MMOs would fall by the wayside as players scramble to snap up the latest offering on the market. Not so, says Tim Cotten in a recent interview with Gamasutra
. The lead designer of Ultima Online
says the game is still going strong.
has "got a very core player base, and not a small one"
, says Cotten. A good MMO will earn player loyalty no matter how long it's around, and Ultima Online
is still enjoying that player base after twelve years. They recently invited former players
to return for a couple of free weeks, and new content is still a feature -- the eighth expansion
was just released in September. Cotten hints at lots more to come too: "UO itself, if you want to go for a historical timeline, we're only around
Ultima VI; we've got tons more of content left to play with.
It looks like there's definitely something to be said for old favorites. Keep it up, UO