Courtesy of Joe Garrity of the Origin Museum, and thanks to the hard work of both him and the team at the Wing Commander CIC, Ultima Aiera is pleased to present a number of screenshots — many of which have not, to the best of my knowledge, been seen or released prior to this point — from the canceled Ultima Online 2.
Most of the shots pertain to two cities — I would assume they are cities — within the game, Logos and Junction. However, a few other locales are also represented. Take a look:
Now, a few disclaimers.
These images are JPEG copies, but I don’t have the originals. I say they are copies because some of them are obviously the result of a screenshot being pasted onto a page in a word processing application.
Also, the images are larger, as resolution goes, though not overly large in terms of file size. Once you click on them, they will appear in a lightbox formatted to fit your monitor resolution; right-clicking on the lightbox and selecting “View Image” (a feature not available in all browsers) will take you to the full-resolution image.
Finally, enjoy. Pull up the images. Pore over them. Look for little details hidden in them. This is Ultima history at its finest, and Aiera is indebted to Joe Garrity, Electronic Arts, Mythic Entertainment/BioWare Mythic, BanditLOAF and the team at the Wing Commander CIC, and everyone who worked at Origin for it.