So I was looking through the profile customization settings for Electronic Arts’ Origin game download client today, when I noticed that a new section had been added to the avatar selection screen:
There’s a number of familiar images now available for Ultima fans to choose as their Origin avatar. Ultima 6‘s box art, for example…or the Black Sword!
There was also, however, this image mixed in with everything else:
A U…and an infinity symbol? I wonder what that could mean?
At the very least, it would appear that EA is preparing Origin for something Ultima-related. That, or they’ve decided to add avatars from their back catalogue to the Origin client. But given all the various rumours swirling about, methinks there’s more to this than simple nostalgia!
Note: This isn’t the only image that was unfamiliar to me; there were a couple of portraits I didn’t recognize from any earlier Ultima title. If you’ve got the Origin client installed, have a look, and chime in with your thoughts!
Update: Apparently, the portraits are from an Ultima Online release. Good to know!
Also: Notice anything significant about the symbol U-Infinity symbol?