Electronic Arts has announced plans to shut down its mobile multiplayer RPG Ultima Forever
at the end of August.
The news comes courtesy of a brief message
posted to the company forums yesterday that marks the online-only game's servers for shutdown on August 29, 2014 and details how the game will change in its final month (in-app purchases for premium currency will be disabled, for example.)
No meaningful reason was given for the game's closure, though it's not totally surprising in light of the fact that EA shut down developer Mythic Entertainment
just a few months ago.
It's worth noting that this leaves the original Ultima Online
as the last EA-operated Ultima
game standing come September, since the publisher shut down
the free-to-play browser game Lord of Ultima
back in May.