What would a recent day in MMO news be without a mention of Richard Garriott
? Today's entry is especially interesting in a he-said-they-said kinda way.
A few days ago, Richard Garriott spoke up
on the possibility of a reincarnation of the Ultima franchise through talks "at very high levels with Electronic Arts about access to the property." But EA is now denying this claim.
EA's Jeff Brown recently told IndustryGamers in a candid interview
that he's not sure what Lord British is talking about. "No one at EA is discussing partnership or licensing opportunities related to the Ultima Online
Sorry Ultima Online
fans, it seem that either the talks were supposed to be confidential, or they simply didn't happen at all.