In these unprecedented times, the world of MMO gaming soldiers on. Developers and publishers are still working hard to keep the wheels turning on their beloved titles. Here we have the proof as the team behind fantasy sandbox MMORPG Ashes of Creation have released a quarantined YouTube live-stream to discuss and demonstrate what they have been working on.
Ashes of Creation offers a unique spin on the MMO formula with a dynamic world in which your actions directly and permanently impact the shared sphere you inhabit. Cities and their populations will rise, fall, and prosper in tandem with a history shaped by you, the player.
In this live-stream Intrepid Studios delve into some of the new features to anticipate in their next update, including:
Dungeon content & systems
Dungeon gameplay with in-game footage
It is followed by a Q&A session where they delve into the community’s most recent burning questions. Check out the full live-stream below for behind the scenes insights:
Ashes of Creation is a relatively young MMORPG born from a Kickstarter campaign back in 2017 and we’re happy to see the development team is keen to keep their fans in the loop. As yet another unique spin on our favourite gaming genre, we’re excited to see how this game will progress in the future. If you’re unfamiliar with the game then check out their website for all the info and to get hold of the game for yourself.
VeteranGamer.net, the largest veteran-affiliated gamer community in the US will be hosting their second charity live stream to raise funds for care packages for military personnel overseas. This time around they’ll be doing a Division 2 stream where they hope to raise at least $1,000. This is how much they raised during their last stream in February.
If you’re interested in taking part in the live stream or helping them raise funds during the event you’ll be able to find them on Twitch on Wednesday, April 10th at 5 PM Pacific time on the Veteran Gamer Twitch channel. You can also share this news post and social media posts from the organization about the event.
We here at MMOGames are big supporters of this cause and will be there watching the event. Many of our writers and staff members are veterans who know first hand how much it means to get care packages while serving abroad. If you’re interested in joining the largest veteran-affiliated gamer community in the US head over to their website where you can find a link to their discord with over 2,500 members and more than 20 streamers. We hope we’ll see you there on Wednesday!
In a live stream event, yesterday Intrepid Studios announced that “Alpha One, Phase One” is being renamed and focus is turning to the Ashes of Creation Battle Royale mode called Ashes of Creation: Apocalypse. It will be F2P and is set to be available to everyone starting in December.
This also means that the castle siege, horde, and Battle Royale portions will be moving away to be separate from the Ashes of Creation MMO. But, they won’t be entirely without a link. Apocalypse players will be able to unlock achievements, furniture, and cosmetics that will be usable in the MMO. Character builds will also be available in both games.
Current Ashes of Creation backers are enjoying a month’s head start on Apocalypse before it is opened to the general public.
At the moment there haven’t really been many reactions to the news from fans and what little discussion there has been on social media seems to be mixed. Looking at the industry as a whole though you start to see instances where this sort of transition didn’t go well. SOS, for example, transitioned away from being a survival game into Battle Royale during development. Fans didn’t take the change well, many demanding refunds and taking issue with the shift away from what they had been emotionally and financially invested in. Now SOS is less than 2 weeks away from shutting down. The Steam page for the game shows that in the last 30 days just 13% of reviews were positive, giving them the distinction of being called Overwhelmingly Negative.
While this isn’t exactly what Ashes of Creation is doing the fact that they’re making a game before a game increases the odds that Ashes of Creation the MMO will never be made. We have seen things like this happen time and time again in the industry. Will that for sure happen in the case of Ashes of Creation? I sure hope not.