Ultima Online Inspired Online Sandbox "Shards" Announced
Citadel Studios is a new indie studio founded by industry veterans Derek Brinkmann, Chris Ondrus and Tim Cotten, who worked on RPG classics like the Elder Scrolls series, Ultima Online, Dark Age of Camelot and Warhammer Online, etc. Their upcoming AAA online sandbox currently called "Shards" takes inspiration from Ultima Online and will "enable players to customize their experience, and change the face of player collaboration forever."
Connect servers, create and run your own MMO, set your own rules, and play how you want to play
With "Shards", the developers are talking about a richly-imagined universe with deep lore and environments. Citadel Studios says it's something players will be familiar with as well as surprised of. Aiming at providing a highly player-driven experience, "Shards will give players more power than ever before, without constantly asking them to take out their wallets," they point out.
"Shards" official site: shardsonline.com