Ultima Online successor Shroud of the Avatar switches to free-to-play

Shroud of the Avatar switches to free-to-play

Dragon Raja X Evangelion collaboration event

Without much fanfare – or any, for that matter – Richard “Lord British” Garriott's Ultima Online spiritual successor Shroud of the Avatar has just officially switched to free-to-play.

Shroud of the Avatar: Forsaken Virtues is developed by Portalarium, which includes Lord British, creator of the Ultima series as well as Starr Long, director of Ultima Online. With such a reputable cast, it would be expected that this fantasy MMORPG would be a success. However, after a very successful Kickstarter campaign and several years in Early Access, it has failed to convince players, or even backers.

Dragon Raja X Evangelion collaboration event

Shroud of the Avatar looks dated and feels unfinished, never managing to secure a decent player base through the years – the average player count was never that much above a couple of hundred players. Maybe the game will get a second chance now that it is free-to-play, or could it turn out to be the beginning of the end for Lord British's new venture?


Dragon Raja X Evangelion collaboration event

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