WorstUsernameEver of the RPG news site GameBanshee noted on Friday that an open-world environment, akin to the system featured in Ultima Online, had not been adequately featured in recent RPGs. He wondered whether a social platform could handle this type of environment. In response, Richard "Lord British" Garriott defended the viability of the platform to support an open world, stating: Mr. Garriott has frequently affirmed his belief that mobile and social platforms will become increasingly important to game publishers. With equal frequency, traditional gamers have expressed skepticism regarding this theory. The pessimism seems to center on the notion that Facebook-based games are insufficiently rich and robust in comparison to modern PC games. When Ultima Online was launched nearly fifteen years ago, it revolutionized the PC-based MMORPG industry. Perhaps Portalarium's Ultimate RPG will perform the same service for social gaming.