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Submitted by JonahFalcon 2020d ago | article

The MMO That Never Was: Ultima X: Odyssey

With Ultima Online heading into its 12th year, and Richard Garriott declaring he wants to make a new fantasy MMORPG, GameStooge has decided its time to examine the MMO that never was: Ultima X: Odyssey.

Excerpt: "One of the deliberate challenges by the designers of the announced MMO was the name itself. Unlike Ultima Online and the aborted Ultima Online Worlds: Origin, Ultima X was putting itself in the canon of the series as a numbered Ultima; when rumors of Ultima X began, people initially thought it was to be the first of a new trilogy. The use of the "X" was seen as a bold declaration in another way: it was following the disastrous Ultima IX, putting the game in the same position that Star Trek VI did, having to follow the footsteps of a franchise-killer. Furthermore, this was being done without Garriott, the lifeblood of the Ultima franchise, for the first time." (City of Heroes, Culture, Dark Age of Camelot, EverQuest, Everquest 2, PC, Ultima Online, Ultima Worlds Online: Origin, Ultima X: Odyssey, World of Warcraft)

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