Check out the new trailer for Garriot’s upcoming game.
You guys remember Richard Garriot? You know, the guy who created the Ultima series of video games. The guy who created role playing games as a video game genre, the guy who went on to inspire future RPG franchises like Final Fantasy, Dragon Quest, The Elder Scrolls, Fallout, and Baldur’s Gate? You remember him? Well, the grand daddy of role playing games is returning. Bye bye Bioware, Bethesda, Blizzard.
Check out the newest trailer for his upcoming project Shroud of the Avatar if you don’t believe me. The game, due for release in Q4 2014 on Microsoft Windows, OS X, and Linux, looks awesome. Somehow, Garriot seems to be taking a rather tired and generic, cliched setting, especially in context of the genre, and he seems to be making it interesting.
Shroud of the Avatar is due late next year. Stay tuned to GamingBolt, because you bet we’ll have more coverage for you on this game as and when it’s made available.