Today, EA hit Lord of Ultima subscribers with the the following mailshot:
It is with a heavy heart that we must inform you, that on May 12, 2014 we will be closing the gates of Lord of Ultima for good and stopping the service in its entirety.
We hope you have enjoyed playing Lord of Ultima as much as we enjoyed making it and we thank all of you for supporting Lord of Ultima over the years.
Additionally, from now until the closing date we will also be disabling the functionality to purchase Play4Free Funds in Lord of Ultima, as well as the ability to register new accounts.
Further details are available at the "Lord of Ultima is being retired" news article at the Lord of Ultima website:
Lord and Ladies,
Today we bring sad news. It pains us to inform you that the final days of Caledonia are drawing near. While glory has flickered in the heart of this new world, the shadows of the old one have risen to take it back from us forever.
It is with a heavy heart that we must inform you, that on Monday 12th May @ 07:00 UTC we will be closing the gates of Lord of Ultima for good and stopping the service in its entirety.
It is always hard when we are met with such choices and the decision to retire older games is never an easy one. We cannot thank those who have supported us enough, and throughout the years of Lord of Ultima's existence it has been the pleasure of both past and present developers to have been on this journey with you.
Those of you who still have a balance of in-game currency are encouraged to spend it before the game is shut down on Monday 12th May @ 07:00 UTC and is no longer available for play. Additionally, from now until the closing date will also be disabling the functionality to purchase Play4Free Funds, as well as the ability to register new accounts.
The race to be the final Lords will continue however until the closing date so if you're already on your way to the end game, you still have your chance to become one of Caledonia's final victors. Will you end your time in Caledonia as a proud Lord or an honourable warrior fighting until the end?
To discuss this further and for more information please visit this forum thread!
Well, Lord of Ultima certainly didn't last very long - it has been live for less than 4 years at this point. See the dedicated Lord of Ultima page here at Dino's Ultima Page for some of the original facts, news, and general reception.© by Daniel D'Agostino 2002-2020