Originally Posted by vas flam
I disagree. You can see that the thing in the middle is clearly a circular mirror. You can even see the light coming down from the sky and reflecting off the mirror, hitting one of the pillars.
Edit: I think that it is the official announcement of "Ultimate RPG." Even though EA officially denied working with LB on the project last year. http://massively.joystiq.com/tag/ultimate-rpg/
Either way, freaking sweet.
Yeah...the shield icon is from Ultimate RPG...I have a link in an earlier post. It will be completely different lore from any Ultima games though. However, I have a feeling it will still be good. My guess is those eight pillars are representing the new "virtues"...and the whole picture is what the new "moongates" will look like. They just have to change all the names of things and EA can't do anything...though I really wonder if he even should be legally allowed to use the name Lord British. That name is a very big part of the Ultima lore, but I suppose as long as he doesn't use it in the game he will be fine. If he can get a way with it then perhaps we will see more bits of Ultima lore coming through.
Though I don't see why EA should care...the last Ultima game was released when? 1999? 2000? Well, unless you count Ultima Online expansions. If some one wants to bring back the name...let them or at least sell the IP for cheap. I'd bet that 90% of all gamers playing right now today have never even played any of them...probably 75% have never even heard of Ultima. Though even Garriott said that the name doesn't make it Ultima...it is the game mechanics and style. If he holds true to his roots even in the slightest...I will buy the game. I may even pre-order it.Edited by Vagrant Storm - 3/5/13 at 6:20am