Intrepid Studios, makers of the ambitious MMORPG Ashes of Creation, has announced in a blog post that it will be delaying its alpha test. The MMORPG version of the game was due an Alpha test this summer, but that’s now being pushed back beyond the summer.
Among the reasons listed by creative director Steven Sharif, was the work that needs to be done on improving performance and netcode. Additionally, there will be testing for 200-player castle sieges, new animations and better art.
This follows the much publicized and criticized beta for the Battle Royale spinoff game, Ashes of Creation Apocalypse. The BR was a test environment for a lot of systems for the upcoming MMORPG like the combat, code and more. Ultimately, much needed improving before the Alpha One for the MMO.
Furthermore, the blog post goes on to detail that Intrepid Studios has grown and are now hiring more developers. While players will lament the delay of the much anticipated alpha, there is still some good news to come out of this. For Apocalypse, testing for both castle sieges and the horde mode, will be playable in the very near future before Alpha One.
Check out the full blog post here.