Upon yesterday's news of Mythic shutting down, former studio boss Mark Jacobs offered Eurogamer the following parting words detailing the company's rise and fall.
Camelot Unchained is a sequel to Dark Age of Camelot in all but name - and even that's quite close.
It's being made by City State Entertainment and the project is led by Mark Jacobs, one of the founders of Mythic Entertainment and one of the leaders of the Dark Age of Camelot MMO project.
Camelot Unchained features three factions/realms fighting each other: an Arthurian English realm, an Irish Tuatha Dé Danann realm and a Viking Scandinavian realm. That's almost exactly the same as Dark Age of Camelot, which was split into Albion (Arthurian mythology), Hibernia (Irish mythology) and Midgard (Norse mythology).
The studio that started as Mythic Entertainment before becoming EA Mythic and then Mythic and then BioWare Mythic has returned to being called Mythic.
Mark Jacobs mysteriously left the studio he co-founded, Mythic Entertainment, when EA put BioWare's Ray Muzyka in charge, as head of the overarching RPG and MMO group.
Dark Age of Camelot's fifth expansion pack has been released as afree download for all existing and former players of the MMO.
Dark Age of Camelot is to get "Camelot Campaigns" rather than a content patch this year, according to our hairy correspondent, reporting live from a Mythic event in the US. The developer will introduce new content once every two weeks for up to six months.
EA Mythic has unveiled Dark Age of Camelot's seventh expansion, due out in late 2006 in the US to celebrate the MMORPG's fifth anniversary.
Called Labyrinth of the Minotaur, it aims to shake things up with a new race, character class and "the largest single dungeon in any MMO", the titular Labyrinth, buried beneath the Frontiers.
As you might have guessed, the new race is in fact the Minotaur - incredibly strong, half-human-half-bull creatures, naturally, who are so brutish they can wield two-handed weapons like tennis rackets.