EA has condemned Lord of Ultima to death. Servers will be switched off 12th May.
EA has closed German real-time strategy specialist Phenomic.
While Ultima creator Richard Garriott is "open" to collaborating with EA on a new entry in his classic RPG franchise, the publisher reportedly isn't "particularly interested" in teaming up.
EA is working to improve the security behind free-to-play online fantasy game Lord of Ultima after players reported hacked accounts.
EA's strategy MMO Lord of Ultima has shed its beta stabilisers and gone live.
EA has pushed Lord of Ultima into open beta. The latest in the long-running Ultima series of fantasy games, originally created by Richard "Lord British" Garriott at the dawn of computer gaming, is a browser-based, free-to-play multiplayer strategy game by BattleForge creators Phenomic.
You can create an account and start playing at the Lord of Ultima website. Expect a 2D strategy game based around building cities and an economy, and warring with "thousands" of other players.
It's a free game supported by micro-transactions, with in-game bonuses available to purchase for real money.