Thanks to GameZone for their interview with Brian 'Psychochild' Green
of Near Death Studios
, talking about their resurrection of the 3D graphical MMORPG for PC, Meridian 59
, which first launched in 1996, a year before even Ultima Online
. Some of the original developers bought the property back
from 3DO in 2001, and are "unveiling a new graphics engine"
at this year's GenCon
. According to Brian, "We think that Meridian 59 still has a lot to offer online RPG fans with it's innovative gameplay, interesting character advancement, well-balanced PvP, and great communication tools. Unfortunately, the graphical presentation gets in the way of people appreciating the game."