The free-to-play RPG for iOS devices, Ultima Forever, developed by Mythic Entertainment, will shut down on August 29, following a single year of activity.
A representative of Mythic Entertainment wrote on the developer’s forums that Ultima Forever’s servers are slated to be shut down on August 29. A series of in-game bonuses have been offered to the game’s remaining players, as compensation.
Mythic has detailed the changes to be made for the game’s final month:
Significantly boosted Virtue and Reputation rewards;
Equipment degradation to be disabled (no damage to worn/equipped items);
Increased drop rate of Gold keys;
The in-game store will no longer sell premium currency (Silver and Gold keys);
"This was a very difficult decision for us to make," the post reads. "We've seen the game through ups and downs, and hope that you've enjoyed playing it every bit as much as we had making it! Through it all, it's been players like you who've made it all worthwhile."
Electronic Arts shut down developer Mythic back in May, so the game’s closure was something to be expected.
Ultima Forever was released in July 2013, and was originally pitched as the spiritual successor to Ultima 4, though it was a free-to-play title with in-app purchases.