Despite an impressive RPG pedigree that stretches back decades, the Wizardry franchise faltered when it came to breaking into the MMORPG market. Wizardry Online lived barely a few years in Japan, and even less than that during its western 2013-14 run under SOE’s leadership.
But the title did have a very small but dedicated fanbase that saw potential in the hardcore, permadeath dungeon crawler, and it’s these fans that hope to bring Wizardry Online back for another try. Over on Reddit, someone has posted all of the game files with a plea for experienced engineers to take and run with a possible emulator project. It doesn’t look like there’s a groundswell right now, but with the files out there, it’s still a possibility.
“I’m looking for people motivated to restore the game, if you have any reverse engineering experience, or skills tracking down information, or files, or know someone who does, please assist us. I don’t want to wait years and years to see something like Wizardry Online again,” the OP said.