Good Old Games Makes Origin, Ultima Titles Available

Good Old Games has now signed with Electronic Arts to make classic EA titles available, including Origin and Ultima titles. Given the Ultima Forever website launching today, I think it’s safe to say that we’ll get the rest of the Ultima games later this summer through GOG.

So far we have:
Wing Command Privateer – $5.99
Ultima Underworld 1+2 – $5.99
* Dungeon Keeper is also available for $5.99.

Wing Commander: Privateer comes with a manual and a reference card. It’s 78 MB in size.

Ultima Underworld 1 and 2 comes with the manuals, maps, reference card, cluebook, “Memoirs of Cabirus” and “Safe Passage Through Britannia”. It’s 26 MB.

Both Wing Commander: Privateer and Ultima Underworld 1 and 2 come with a “wrapper” that allows you to easily play them under Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7 (32 & 64 bit). These games are not new versions of the original games, they are in fact the original DOS games packaged with emulation software to easily run under Windows.

Some notes
* Another Origin title, Crusader: No Remorse, will be available before the end of June.
* Before the end of June there will be more games, with 20 or more later in the summer.
* System Shock and Syndicate series are not a part of this due to licensing reasons/rights.
* It took around a year to get EA on board.

This, along with the Ultima Forever website/campaign, bodes well for UO.

You can read the announcement here at GOG.com.

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