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Free to play RPG Ultima Forever: Quest for the Avatar will be shut down on August 29th

Goodbye, forever

Free to play RPG Ultima Forever: Quest for the Avatar will be shut down on August 29th

Bioware and EA's freemium RPG Ultima Forever: Quest for the Avatar will be shut down on August 29th (11am EDT).

The news comes from an announcement in the game's forums.

"Ultima Forever will be shutting down its online services, and will no longer be available to play," it was revealed.

To end on a good note, it was also announced that a number of changes would be made to the game during its final month. They are as follows:

• Significantly boosted Virtue and Reputation rewards
• Equipment degradation to be disabled (no damage to worn/equipped items)
• Increased drop rate of Gold keys
• The in-game store will no longer sell premium currency (Silver and Gold keys)

There were no reasons given as to why the game was being shut down. Most likely, it has something to do with the game's sustainability as a free to play game.

So, don't take this as a cue to start playing Ultima Forever if you weren't already. It's probably not worth it unless you're really curious.

This is more for those who have already been playing it. At least you have had some notice, I suppose.

In our review, we said: "Significant technical issues currently hamper an otherwise strong title that represents as much a love letter to Ultima as it does a new way of freemium RPG design".