That’s right, Ultima fans. Dungeon Siege, the game used to make Ultima V: Lazarus and the Ultima 6 Project is now available via Steam. There’s just one catch: you can’t purchase it directly; it (and Dungeon Siege 2, for that matter) are available as bonus items when you pre-order Dungeon Siege 3.
Still…for three games (and the chance to play Lazarus and U6P if you haven’t been able to yet), $49.99 USD is pretty darn reasonable. I’d highly recommend getting in on this action while you still can.
Update: As has been noted in the comments, Steam does list each Dungeon Siege game individually, but all the purchase links point to the Dungeon Siege 3 pre-order. And evidently, none of the expansion packs are included with the first two titles, nor are the multiplayer components of either game. That’s unfortunate, but I would wager that Lazarus/U6P functionality won’t be impaired; I’m pretty sure neither remake requires the expansion pack or multiplayer functions of the original Dungeon Siege.
Of course, if they’ve made additional changes to the games and game engines in order to get them working properly under Windows 7, there might be compatibility issues with older mods. I suppose we’ll have to wait for someone to try it out and report back.