It’s a case of out with the new and in with the old, with Otherside Entertainment forming with the aim of rebooting classic franchises. The studio will begin by revisiting the Ultima Underworld series from the early 90s. With EA owning the Ultima brand, the new game will be known as Underworld Ascension.
Otherside will apparently be doing much more than adding an HD coat of paint and watching on as our yearning for these games increases its bank balance. According to studio founder Paul Neurath, the team is aiming to go “right back to innovating” and “make the franchise more vital than ever.”
It’s no wonder that the company is starting with a title from its own founder’s back catalogue. Earlier this year we saw a revival of his renowned Thief series.
Many of us will be fantasising about the possibility of a precious gem from our gaming past seeing the light of day again. Which franchise should Otherside Entertainment reboot next?