In Origin's latest wacky twist, UO2 has been renamed to "Ultima Worlds Online: Origin." Weird? Yes, it is. Below is a bit of explanation from its website. Note that not six weeks previous to this it was found out Origin was only making Ultima Online games, and this could stand the be the first change in that plan. Although keep in mind at the moment all indications seem to say that the actual game is relatively unchanged.
Last week, it was announced that Ultima Online 2 was a working title, and that we felt our game would be better represented with a different name. After much discussion and furrowing of brows, we have come to a decision and are happy to share with you the news that Ultima Online 2 will now be known as Ultima Worlds Online: Origin.There's more at the tentative website. You can also download a preview trailer here.
What's that you say? Isn't Origin the name of the company? Yes it is. Won't that be confusing? We don't think so. By the time this game ships, we won't be putting the Origin (the company) logo on the box. This will be our first game going out under the new EA Games logo. We expect this to be a game with a lifecycle spanning for many, many years, so the Origin name can live on.