i am shocked that nobody has brought this up yet, so here it is. it seems that richard garriot is making another real foray into computer gaming and has abandoned his android/ios ultima projects and is instead going full on into PC gaming in attempt to blend the original single player experience with an online component. it seems its going to be a single player game primarily with online ability to "bring in" stuff from your friends and such ( if you link your online accounts such as twitter and facebook ) to bring their content/play into your game. sort of akin to what spore did. its going to have the "2 level map" system with an overland and up-close options. overland for travel, with instance maps in first person for towns/encounters. if you are unfamiliar with older ultimas and how that was done, think fallout. where do you think they got the ideas for fallout? it was older ultimas. they are planning a 5 year "campaign" with a chapter a year with the first campaign called "shroud of the avatar" and are planning a new "expansion" of the land/options every year. kickstarter page: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/portalarium/shroud-of-the-avatar-forsaken-virtues-0 web page #1: https://www.shroudoftheavatar.com/ web page #2: http://www.lordbritishpresents.com/ i am going to wait a bit before i think of contributing to this kickstarter due to my experience with ultima 8 and ultima 9 losing something in the "technology advancement" with him, but i may end up backing it later. plus you dont get the physical box with the trinkets until like $100+ pledges.