Remember back in the middle of 2009 when it was annouced that NetDragon was working with Electronic Arts on a new Ultima Online game? We weren’t quite sure if it was actually new or simply the existing UO modified for the markets that NetDragon was working in. NetDragon had/has the rights for operating and marketing the game in India, China, Hong Kong, and Macau. This was not going to be tied to EA Japan or any other entities in Asia, it appeared that NetDragon was going to handle all aspects.
Not much has been heard since that time, but on Friday, March 25th, 2011, they are going to hold their 4th Quarter and Fiscal Year 2010 financial/earnings call.
I’m only mentioning this because they are still listing Ultima Online as currently being in development on their current press release. UO is not listed on their games page nor is it listed on their upcoming games page in regards to investor relations. In fact I don’t see much about it anywhere. A lot happened to UO since the summer of 2009 including layoffs that hit Mythic and that may have impacted this relationship.
Might be interesting to look at any documents that are released to determine what, if anything, they are going to do with UO.
Somebody may want to tell NetDragon to fix their URLs – a lot of links take you to a us.netdragon.com/link when the us. links don’t work. If you replace “us” with “www” they start working again. They may also want to tell them to take UO off of their templates for their press releases if they aren’t actually developing it any more.
Anyways, here’s the full press release: PR NewsWire