PAX West: Can Ashes of Creation make MMO’s great again?

Now that PAX West has officially ended, it’s time to take a look of some of the standout games that we encountered over the entire event.

The genre of MMORPG’s is extremely over saturated and has been churning out bland and unmemorable title’s over the past few years. Some have been low-key, while others have been high profile launches, all falling into that long fabled “WoW Killer” status, but ultimately falling to the wayside. Players in the genre are looking for new and refreshing content and experiences that will bring that level of immersion that hasn’t been seen in many years. With any luck, the team over at Intrepid Studio’s may have just what the genre needs, and has been expecting. The only question is whether or not they can pull it off.

We sat down with the Creative Director for Ashes of Creation, Steven Sharif, to get a deeper look at what this talented team has been working on.

Ashes of Creation is a open world MMORPG that is non faction based, set in a high fantasy story. Players will help establish their regions, building homes, Craft and trade, and engage in PvP to get an advantage against other players. Your initial reaction may be that this is just like any other hyped up MMORPG pitched to the genre’s community over the last few years, but if you peel back the layers you will find something that hasn’t quite been done before, at least to this extent. See the Pre-Alpha we got the chance to demo below.

 

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