Mythic announces closed beta sign-ups for Ultima Online: Stygian Abyss

By Stephany Nunneley, Friday, 8 May 2009 18:29 GMT


Mythic announced today that it’s accepting applications for the Ultima Online: Stygian Abyss closed beta test.

Beta testers will have the chance to experience the playable Gargoyle race before anyone else, and is set to begin later this month.

You must be a current Ultima Online subscriber and your computer system specs, previous testing experience, community involvement and other criteria will be prerequisites for consideration.

To apply for the closed beta, hit the link.

Press release is posted below with more details.

FAIRFAX, Va.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Mythic Entertainment, an Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ:ERTS – News) studio, today announced that it is now accepting applications for the Ultima Online™: Stygian Abyss™ closed beta test at Beta testers for Stygian Abyss, the upcoming expansion to one of the longest-running MMORPGs in history, will have the chance to experience the playable Gargoyle race before anyone else.

The closed beta, set to begin later this month, has a limited number of available spots for eligible applicants. Closed beta testers must be current Ultima Online subscribers and will be selected based on computer system specs, previous testing experience, community involvement and other criteria.

To apply for the closed beta, please visit

Ultima Online: Stygian Abyss expansion requires the original Ultima Online game to play and will be available in the Summer of 2009 via digital distribution only. To find out more information about the Gargoyle race, skills and lands, please visit the Ultima Online: Stygian Abyss website:

About Ultima Online

Released in September 1997, Ultima Online is one of the longest-running games in MMORPG history. The first widely successful graphical online role-playing game, Ultima Online has thrived for over a decade, with legions of devoted followers around the world. Fans of the game continue to experience an epic storyline set in an ever-growing world of magic and fantasy. Ultima Online has spawned seven expansions and dozens of content updates, making it one of the deepest, largest MMORPGs ever created.

About Electronic Arts

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