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Maker of Ashes of Creation wants to put "massive" back into MMOs

At PAX West 2017, Steven got a few minutes with Steven Sharif, founder of Intrepid Studios, to chat about Kickstarted MMO Ashes of Creation. "I'm planning on making massive games," Sharif said. "Putting 'massive' back in MMOs, honestly."

"We want to make it all about the player having agency over the direction of the narrative of the game," said Sharif. He spoke about Ashes of Creations' node system that will allow players to build small camps into towns and eventually into massive, booming cities, which will attract NPCs, open new story arcs, and even lead to player-run governments. 

You can hear about more of his plans for Ashes of Creation in the video above. Check out the rest of our continuing coverage of PAX West 2017 here.

Steven Messner

With over 7 years of experience with in-depth feature reporting, Steven's mission is to chronicle the fascinating ways that games intersect our lives. Whether it's colossal in-game wars in an MMO, or long-haul truckers who turn to games to protect them from the loneliness of the open road, Steven tries to unearth PC gaming's greatest untold stories. His love of PC gaming started extremely early. Without money to spend, he spent an entire day watching the progress bar on a 25mb download of the Heroes of Might and Magic 2 demo that he then played for at least a hundred hours. It was a good demo.