Ashes of Creation fans don't have much will to wait left in them following the unwanted battle royale spin-off but it appears some will finally get to play the MMO they pledged for as the Alpha One test will start in May 2020.
Intrepid Studios have been developing Ashes of Creation for just over four years now as the development began in February 2016. The Kickstarter campaign started in May 2017 and the fans expected to see some of the MMO by now.
Alpha One test was supposed to happen back in 2019 originally but it was delayed while the Ashes of Creation Apocalypse battle royale entered beta testing.
Fast forward to one year later, fans will finally be treated to Alpha One test, according to the latest development update. The test will start at some point in May 2020 and will initially allow only the backers with Phoenix Initiative perks to get in. In other words, people who pledged $2,500 or more get access first. This amounts to 84 people from Kickstarter .
As the developers make the client more stable, they will apparently start introducing backers with Braver of Worlds and Intrepid pre-order pack holders.
For now, Intrepid's current plans are to have a client that can undergo full testing during autumn 2020 but the timeline might be moved, depending on the results of the preceding tests.
Still, considering this is an MMO we are talking about, four years of development doesn't sound too terrible. Now, when it comes to combat and the players' impressions of the same, it remains to be seen how many of them will be impressed.