EA Strikes Back At People Remaking A Twenty-Six Year Old Game They Gave Away Fourteen Years Ago

All shall bow before the virtue of Justice!

The various Ultima 4 (yes, the one made in 1985, before many of you were born) remakes floating around the web were hit by EA cease and desist letters this week despite EA, um, giving the game away for free.

The fact that EA seems to have no problem with people downloading the 1984 vintage version, yet cracking down on rewrites that people can, you know, actually run as a web based app may well be related to Paul Barnett’s subtly hinting (note: for Barnett, this is actually considered subtlety) at a Facebook-hosted reboot of the Ultima franchise.