OK, I totally dropped the ball on this one…this is news from last week.
Electronic Arts, the Evil Empire of the videogame world, has shut down Origin Studios. The end of yet another era, thanks to EA. Word is that they gave employees a choice of being relocated to California, or a severance package, so maybe they handled this situation with a bit more tact than, say, the closing of Westwood Studios.
Anyway, apparently this won’t have any impact on UO:X or the next expansion pack for Ultima Online.