Ultima creator and RPG pioneer Richard Garriott is back with a major announcement that should send fanboys drooling in anticipation. Basically, his upcoming project will be known as Shroud of the Avatar: Forsaken Virtues, and has been touted by Garriott himself to be the “ultimate RPG”, although it remains to be seen whether such a superlative claim will be able to live up to its name or not. A Kickstarter campaign for the PC-bound Shroud of the Avatar: Forsaken Virtues has kicked off already, asking for $1 million in the process.
Shroud of the Avatar: Forsaken Virtues has been described to be emblematic of what Garriott himself has created in the past, and will also deliver a vision of what RPG’s future would look like. Garriott said, “I not only believe it will hearken back to my work of the past, but I believe it also makes some important strides forward in what a multiplayer role-playing game can be. It’s a game you can play completely solo and offline, but it’s also a game that ad hoc will feel more like an MMO when you are online, in the sense that you’ll see both friends and strangers in the world alongside you.” Sounds like a gem, are you stoked yet?