Heard this announced yesterday on the live stream but just wanted to post it here. I think we can all say this is fantastic news for the project. Intrepid Studios now has more than 100 developers working on Ashes of Creation, including more than a few former Daybreak Game Company devs. Seven new team members were added and a new round to bring another 21 developers into the studio is already underway. Creative Director and Founder, Steven Sharif. “It’s pretty exciting to watch your dreams become a reality, and at the end of the day, creating an MMORPG that players can be proud of." New team members include: Michael Roca – Senior Gameplay Programmer (Formerly of Disney, Daybreak, SOE, and EA) Grat Crabtree – Senior Software Engineer (Formerly of Daybreak and SOE) Devin Lafontaine – Senior Artist (Formerly Daybreak, SOE, Sigil Games) Tad Ehrlich – Senior Artist (Formerly, Daybreak, SOE, Midway Games) Garrett Fern – Senior Game Designer (Formerly Daybreak and SOE) Zin Chiang – Senior Producer (Formerly Travian Games and Publishing) Midori Bond – Executive Assistant (Formerly Senior GM and Customer Service at SOE) Lastly, Alpha 1 is "still on target for its 4th Quarter 2018 launch" according to the PR sent to us earlier today. July will be the last chance for fans to purchase Alpha 1 access, so if you've been waiting, don't wait too long.