Warcry has posted an interview with Ultima Online producer Aaron Cohen about the current state of the MMORPG and what the team has planned for its future.
Q: Kingdom Reborn is the next expansion. While there will be many more details later this month, the name implies a new take or lease on life. What do you hope to accomplish with KR?
A: Just what you said, we want to give UO a new lease on life by making its many strengths more accessible to new players and by eliminating many of its weaknesses, many of them caused simply by the passing of time.
We don't want to go head-to-head with the monsters of the genre or the new games that seem designed to make your graphics card melt. We want to create a game with charm and appeal all its own, where you can do and be whatever it is you want, all within a world that feels alive with new changes and challenges. We want the devoted UO community, who have been with us for years and years, to know that their world has bright future, and for new players, we want to offer an experience that is unlike anything else.