Raph Koster, best known for his work as the lead designer for Ultima Online and the creative director of Star Wars Galaxies, was a guest on a livestream on Monster & Explosion's Twitch channel in which he comments on the state of his upcoming MMORPG, Playable Worlds.
Raph mentioned that Playable Worlds is still very early in the development process, and is still developing the game engine and setting up the tech. It won't be until 2021 that he plans to announce anything new about Playable Worlds, but once they do make those announcements he plans to have a community-involved design process.
Speaking to his time on Ultima Online and Star Wars Galaxies, Raph expects the development team and himself will be involved in the forums talking to fans and in the chat channels to grasp the full scope of player feedback. Additionally, like in Star Wars Galaxies, Raph said he plans on a very transparent design process - even going so far as to post design docs for the playerbase to read and comment on.
In the meantime, Raph mentioned that there is already a Reddit page for players to chat, as well as an unoffical Discord server. The last update we heard about Playable Worlds was last year when they announced that they raised $2.7 million towards this new MMORPG.