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.
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.
* 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.