2017-05-25 IGN Ashes of Creation first look
Preview sessions for new MMORPGs are often fairly predictable. Advances in graphics and artificial intelligence may have been made since the last time you attended one, but you can be almost certain someone's going to beat a big monster senseless in a dungeon. And so, in fact, it went when creative director Steven Sharif and lead designer Jeffrey Bard showed me a hideous chap with face tendrils called the "spider demon" in their upcoming sandboxy MMO Ashes of Creation. Using a mage-like character, Sharif zapped and fried the creature a few times to show off the combat, which he describes as feeling similar to that of Guild Wars 2. Good stuff.