Gaming website Firing Squad met up with Richard Garriott last week to interview him ahead of last week's Game Developers Choice Awards where he picked up a Lifetime Achievement Award. Sadly they missed the opportunity to ask about NCSoft's recent partnership with Spacetime Studios, a new company founded by a number of former Wing Commander developers. Where the article does focus is on Garriott's involvement with the Ultima series and his experiences and opinions on MMORPG games. Garriott also gives a few details about his upcoming game Tabula Rasa which is due for release some time this year. You can read the full interview here. Thanks to BrynS for the news.
FiringSquad: Even though you haven't been involved in the Ultima franchise for several years now your name and your "Lord British" persona will likely be linked with that franchise for a long time. Did you ever think that the RPG series would have evolved into one of the most well know game series ever made?
Richard Garriott: No. For the first few Ultimas, I did not expect there to be a sequel, or perhaps even an ongoing industry. After a while, I figured that I could keep doing this for a few years. It was only late in the series that I realized the power Ultima had and Ultima Online really proved that well.