De ontwikkelaars van Ultima Online 2 hebben een briefje achtergelaten op de offciele site met wat nieuws over de status van UO2:One of the things I wanted to talk about in this letter was how we got where we are today with UO2, mainly concerning the story. While we have not released the details yet some of you have realized from what has been released that this Ultima might be a bit different than earlier Ultimas. When we were starting this project up we thought long and hard about the Ultima fiction and the fiction for Ultima Online in particular. We decided that we really wanted to push the envelope of what it means to be 'fantasy.' The big question we asked ourselves was 'does fantasy have to be medieval?' Our answer was no. With that answered, we jumped head first into crafting a really great world that would offer more than just medieval fantasy. We are bringing in elements from pre-history as well as the future of Britannia. Don't expect to see machine guns or laser rifles though. The future Britannia is more like Jules Verne than Isaac Asimov. We really wanted people to walk through our world and say "I've never seen anything like that before" and bringing in these elements from different timelines gave us lots of avenues to accomplish this. Sometime in the next month or so we will be releasing the first installment of the prequel fiction on that describes the events leading up to the creation of the new world of UO2. We hope you'll enjoy it. Ik zit zelf nog steeds te wachten op de 2e release van Ultima IX... Daarna zullen we UO2 wel gaan krijgen.