When it seemed that MMOs were no longer fashionable, first, World of Warcraft arrived to remind us that it was still as alive as ever, and then Korea showed us that it could be the new powerhouse in the genre. Against all odds, the genre remains alive, thriving, and with little desire to go anywhere. Especially now that it appears a studio is ready to challenge all the genre’s giants.
This is because NetEase Games has announced the creation of Fantastic Pixel Castle. This is a studio primarily designed for remote work, led by Greg Street, who is already working on an AAA massively multiplayer online game codenamed Ghost.
But speaking of names, here the key is Greg Street. Not for nothing, he is the man who served as the chief systems designer for World of Warcraft for years, earning legendary fame as someone capable of balancing everything. He has also been an executive producer on League of Legends, when he made the leap to Riot Games, having that closer experience with relatively modern design approaches. This not only makes him a legend but also the perfect person to lead the project of a new massively multiplayer online game.
According to Street, as stated in a press release, his intention is to keep the team small to iterate quickly and showcase the results to players as soon as possible. In this way, they aim to maintain constant communication with the audience, incorporating the feedback they receive from players to improve the game based on the opinions they gather over time.
While we still don’t have any game trailers, we do have some conceptual images and additional information on their website. This gives us a glimpse that Ghost will be some kind of medieval fantasy game featuring floating land masses, reminiscent of The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom. To know more, we’ll still have to wait, but with Street at the helm, it’s expected that they won’t take long. When we do see something, it could potentially be revolutionary.