This is absolutely amazing. If I was a stockholder in EA, I would be pissed for wasting so much time and money on a second 3d Ultima MMORPG project, then cancelling it. Once again, EA, You Suck!
Here is the information from the official website:
June 30, 2004
Dear Ultima X: Odyssey community members,
As of today, development on Ultima X: Odyssey has ended. We feel that Ultima Online is where we need to focus our online efforts and most of my team will be moving to the UO expansion pack, the UO live team, and an unannounced Ultima Online project. Development on UO will be greatly enhanced as we consolidate our resources behind that franchise.
This isnt an easy decision but itâ€™s the right move for the future of all things Ultima, including the community and the team. We look forward to sharing our plans for the future of Ultima Online very soon.
I would like to thank all of the Ultima X: Odyssey supporters who have been with us from the beginning. I hope you will continue to support the Ultima franchise and the development team as they transition to new projects.
David “InQWis” Yee
Producer, Ultima X: Odyssey