Ashes of Creation is an MMO that has similarities to other popular role-playing games such as World of Warcraft and Elder Scrolls Online. However, the game adds its own unique twist to the genre. The game is set in the fictional world of Verra, which has fallen into chaos and is now in need of rebuilding. Players are given a wide range of choices in the game, including which race to play as and what type of equipment they will need to survive.
The Node System of Ashes of Creation is a key component of the game. Each player will be assigned a Node that will help them grow, and they can move from Wilderness to Metropolis as they advance in their game. As players grow their Nodes, they will impact the Nodes surrounding them. As a result, Ashes of Creation is a community-driven game. Intrepid Studios hopes to make the Node System simple enough for players to use.
Ashes of Creation will also have a strong emphasis on combat and the art of the game. The game will be 80% open world with some dungeons, though it will have PVE content as well. The game will also feature two new races – the Tulnar and the ArcheAge – and eight classes. The game is currently undergoing a transition to Unreal Engine 5, which should improve its visuals.