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Bioware announced today a new free-to-play game that’s in the works, Ultima Forever: Quest for the Avatar. Quest for the Avatar will be combing accessible action RPG gameplay with the trademark BioWare storytelling that we’ve all come to love. It will immerse both longtime fans and newer gamers into the “deep engaging world of Britannia.”
Ultima Forever: Quest for the Avatar will be available on the iPad and PC the later this year with fully integrated, cross-platform play. That way gamers will be able to experience the rich elements of this RPG with friends, “wherever and whenever” they choose to play.
If your looking to check out the beta and want to see the games trailer, you can visit their website at www.ultimaforever.com. If your attending Comic-Con International 2012 in San Diego this weekend, be sure to stop by the EA booth (#5405) to learn a ton more about Ultima Forever and a chance to get to play some of EA’s other free-to-play games such as Command & Conquer: Tiberum Alliances.
“There’s a fundamental shift underway in how gamers play and pay for games, and Electronic Arts is a leader in providing new business models and new ways to consume content,” said Dr. Ray Muzyka, General Manager of EA’s BioWare Label and Co-Founder of BioWare. “With Ultima Forever: Quest for the Avatar, we’re excited to give gamers the opportunity to play a high quality game with their friends anytime, anywhere, on both iPad and PC,” said Eugene Evans, Studio GM at BioWare Mythic.
“As huge fans of the Ultima franchise, the team at BioWare Mythic is not only excited to be able to bring this reimagining of the original rich world to the fans of the classic RPGs, but also to introduce a new generation of gamers who have never had a chance to discover why this is one of our industry’s most beloved worlds.”
It’s about time someone picked this back up, especially with all the old classics rising lately.