SunSword on the UO1 Dev Board about the announcement:
I have absolutely NO intention of letting UO decay. OSI is firmly commited to maintenance and development of the original Ultima Online.
In the next six months, we will be expanding this game significantly. I personally believe that UO has a lifespan that could exceed 10 years.
UO2 was created because OSI also believes there is room for more than one play-style in the persistent world universe. There’s room for both. Otherwise, you’re right, this would turn into an internal competition, but I think it will become very clear to players over the next few months that we “ain’t kiddin’ around” about UO.
We are expanding/improving the support, service, and gameplay and will continue to do so…
Sure there will be a lot of attention paid to UO2. It’s new and *different*. Just remember that…