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Ashes of Creation Live Stream Discusses Next Playtest, Biomes, More

Over 20 biomes planned

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Ashes of Creation held their January live stream recently and provided several updates to the game. Here’s what in store.

During the stream, the team discussed Alpha 1 pack sales, the next playtest, biomes, and the new website. It looks like Alpha 1 pack sales may possibly reopen at the end of February. The next playtest, meanwhile, looks like it’s scheduled for February 19.

Biomes were also discussed, with the game set to include over 20 biomes. Keep in mind, the current alpha version has four biomes, but this is set to expand for the final game. The team recently reworked the tropical biome. Next on their plate is the hilltops biome. We also received some additional information on the landscape, with the eastern portion of the map to be mostly riverlands. There will be a desert region in the north. There will be a jungle south of the tropics.

The stream shared some character updates in addition to a Q&A session. You can watch the full stream below, or catch up on an unofficial transcript here.


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Poorna Shankar

A highly opinionated avid PC gamer, Poorna blindly panics with his friends in various multiplayer games, much to the detriment of his team. Constantly questioning industry practices and a passion for technological progress drive his love for the video game industry. He pulls no punches and tells it like he sees it. He runs a podcast, Gaming The Industry, with fellow writer, Joseph Bradford, discussing industry practices and their effects on consumers.