Richard Garriott Would Like to Work on More Ultima

Talking to Industry Gamers, Richard "Lord British" Garriott revealed that he would like to collaborate with EA on a new Ultima title, although he notes that the IP holders don't seem to be interested in this opportunity.
"I find the use of the word Ultima to be more interesting as they've tried to give that legs again. I hope that Ultima does survive forever, yet I also, of course, have my own very particular ideas for what Ultima can and should become over time and so we'll see if they do things quite the way I would do them... since I'm not there at the moment," he commented.

IndustryGamers asked Garriott if he could still collaborate with EA. "We would be open to that. In fact, we've had some discussions at what I'll call very high levels, but the individuals who are currently shepherding the property don't seem to be particularly interested in that, so we'll see," he replied. "Who knows? You never know what's going to happen in the future... the doors always open if they were ever interested."

Considering the recent release of the first four Ultima titles on Good Old Games, there's still the chance EA might change their mind about the franchise.