Richard “Lord British” Garriott, has announced that he is leaving NCSoft and the game that bears his name, Richard Garriott’s Tabula Rasa. Garriott recently accomplished his lifelong dream of traveling into space, and he’s now looking to focus his efforts on new projects.
I’ve been a big fan of Lord British since my days as an Ultima Online (UO for those in the know) junkie. UO was and is an amazing game (no, I don’t play anymore). Beyond the game, he’s owns some amazing properties around Austin. Years ago he would host lavish Halloween parties at his castle residence in Austin. By the time I found out about the event the parties had stopped, so I drove by the house and partied by myself.
The man is a game designing genius and I’m sad to hear that he’s leaving the field but I wish him all the best. Godspeed Lord British!