Tabula Rasa Enters Closed

Richard Garriott's Vision
in Final Stages of Development, Fall Launch Still Planned

May 2, 2007

It's actually happening! After years and years of development,
Richard Garriott's vision of a not-too-far-off future is closing in on
its predicted release date. Rather than bore you with my own diatribe,
I'll let the NCsoft announcement speak for me. Don't forget to check
out the two screenshots at the bottom of this article!

style="font-weight: bold;"> style="color: rgb(0, 0, 153);">NCsoft® today
that closed beta testing is beginning for the company's highly
anticipated online computer game, Richard Garriott's Tabula
Rasa™. The start of closed beta marks the game's final
development stages as Tabula Rasa approaches an anticipated launch this
fall in North America and Europe.

Garriott 's Tabula Rasa is a massively multiplayer
online (MMO) role playing PC game that places players in an epic sci-fi
story where they will be challenged by dynamic and fast-paced
adventures on alien worlds.

signature creative vision introduces several fresh
features to the MMO genre such as a character cloning system,
role-playing on the battlefield and a mystical "Logos" language and
powers system. They are the types of touches that players have come to
expect over the years from a Richard Garriott game.

is an exciting time for the Tabula Rasa team," says
Garriott, executive producer at NCsoft and the Austin, Texas-based
Destination Games™ development team. "With closed beta
testing now in progress, we're excited to hear more what our players
think. With fast-action and tactical combat in an RPG setting, a deep
and interesting fictional universe, and many feature innovations, we
think we've created a game that represents the next generation of MMO
games and will revolutionize the way people play online games."

is best known for creating the best-selling
Ultima® computer game series, including the first commercially
successful MMO game, Ultima Online. In 2006, he was presented with two
industry honors for his work in the games industry. That year Garriott
was inducted into the Academy of Interactive Arts and Sciences Hall of
Fame and later was presented the Lifetime Achievement Award at the Game
Developers Choice Awards.

details on Richard Garriott's Tabula Rasa and closed beta
testing for the game can be found at
More information on NCsoft can be found at href=""> 

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