EA BioWare has announced Ultima Forever: Quest for the Avatar, giving players the chance to return to the series in a free to play cross-platform action RPG with trademark BioWare storytelling. The game is a remake of 1985′s Ultima IV, and will arrive on iPad and PC later this year, with fully enabled cross-platform play.

The Ultima Forever website is short on specific details but states that players will be tasked with saving the land of Britannia as either a fighter or a mage, travelling alone or with friends.

Expanding the legendary Ultima franchise, Ultima Forever: Quest for the Avatar is a free-to-play online RPG from BioWare Mythic and Electronic Arts. The game is already accepting beta sign-ups.

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  1. mjaybird on July 18, 2012

    I remember Ultima in the 90’s. It was my first MMO I played and remember the people killing you in town. I will check this out

  2. Foldish on July 18, 2012

    No matter what, I hope this game turns out to be good, just as its predecessors

  3. Tymme on July 16, 2012

    You lost a hit point! Spend 5 EA Gold to restore it?
    You try to cast a spell! Spend 20 EA Gold to finish and cast it!
    This moongate is dark. Share this with 10 of your friends or spend 5,000 EA Gold to actiavte it!

  4. LuthexColbark on July 13, 2012

    Hmm bioware? ill try it out

  5. Namelessguy on July 13, 2012

    I really hope this is a free-to-play version of Ultima Online. Best mmo of all times.

  6. TheGamer on July 13, 2012

    Want a good reason to not play this game?Check the first words.

  7. Sartana on July 12, 2012

    just curious is this a free to play version of Ultima Online? kinda hoping so..

  8. Echoman on July 12, 2012

    Y U NO PLAY this game. 🙂

  9. Zalor on July 12, 2012

    EA BioWare? No thanks.

    • Sakee on July 12, 2012

      Agreed.

      • cacalips on July 12, 2012

        Double agreed! Crap within crap: Crapception

        • Trumbles on July 13, 2012

          I can understand EA, but what’s wrong with bioware?

          • Konner on July 21, 2012

            they’re nothing but a brand, so they’ve declined in quality.

  10. jacob on July 12, 2012

    i just signed up. might not be a 90’s kid but i cant wait to see this clasic mmorpg remaked

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