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Raph Koster’s plan is to build the metaverse tech, build a sandbox MMORPG on it, then open it all up

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If Raph Koster's metaverse talk has you more confused than before, then don't worry; his new more technical blog is going to scramble your...

So it turns out Raph Koster is building the metaverse and a sandbox MMO on top of it

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Last week, we covered Playable Worlds' Raph Koster's teasing about a metaverse. This week, he's delivered a lot more than a tease. "We have built...
No screenshots yet, obviously.

Playable Worlds’ Raph Koster has all but said he’s building a metaverse

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If you've been listening to companies like Epic Games yammer about the "metaverse" over the last year and wondered whether it's all just a...

Playable Worlds’ lead designer: ‘We’re in the game industry because we love games’

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Earlier this month, Playable Worlds' Greg Costikyan, the lead designer for Raph Koster's upcoming unnamed sandbox MMORPG, opened up about the way games get...
No screenshots yet, obviously.

Playable Worlds’ lead designer: ‘Our industry does not thrive on ideas’

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Raph Koster's startup Playable Worlds is working on an MMORPG. A big one. A big one we don't know much about yet, in spite...

Eight major unannounced MMO projects that are in the works

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There's nothing more tantalizing nor frustrating than knowing that an MMO or MMORPG is in the works but hasn't been formally announced yet. We...
No screenshots yet, obviously.

Playable Worlds’ MMO will leverage cloud gaming to simulate a world and be playable on multiple devices

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Over the past few weeks, Playable Worlds' Raph Koster has been kicking out lots of blog posts about what his studio's game is aiming...
No screenshots yet, obviously.

Raph Koster expounds on MMO fun, retention, and cynicism in the genre

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MMORPG developer Raph Koster has been having words about the MMO industry ahead of the reveal of the MMO that his new studio Playable...

Playable Worlds’ Raph Koster shares the secret of good social design in MMOs

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Raph Koster, the game designer behind Ultima Online, Star Wars Galaxies, and Playable Worlds' upcoming project, has posted yet another essay about MMORPG design,...

Playable Worlds’ Raph Koster on the player-driven economies at the heart of virtual worlds

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Playable Worlds' Raph Koster is back with another blog post that serves as a tip-off for what kind of MMORPG he and his team...
No screenshots yet, obviously.

Playable Worlds’ hiring page suggests Raph Koster’s upcoming MMO is a AAA sandbox

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We're assuming that we're destined to hear a lot more about Playable Worlds' incoming MMORPG in the near future, what with Raph Koster's promise...

Playable Worlds’ Raph Koster posts a manifesto on the future of MMOs

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Believe us, we here at Massively OP are dying to know all of the details about the online game project that Raph Koster and...
No screenshots yet, obviously.

The folks working on Raph Koster’s Playable Worlds MMO provide clues into what it’ll be

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If like many hardcore MMORPG players you're keeping half an eye on the very early MMO development at Playable Worlds, the studio Raph Koster...
My name is might have been.

Raph Koster argues MMOs are much more than ‘a series of kill and fetch quest pellets’

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As many of us know, Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning will be the only leavings we may ever see of 38 Studios' ambitious MMO Project...
No screenshots yet, obviously.

Raph Koster touches on the technology and community that will bring Playable Worlds’ MMO to life

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Raph Koster, the CEO of Playable Worlds, certainly has plenty of thoughts about the creation of a metaverse. First, however, you have to actually...
This is what we were really missing.

Blizzard and Bethsoft donate for racial justice, Riot parts ways with troubling exec, and Raph Koster writes a song

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We've got a few more gaming-related Black Lives Matter stories to share this morning. Riot Games: First up, yesterday we reported that Riot Games was...
No screenshots yet, obviously.

Raph Koster’s Playable Worlds studio raises an additional $10 million in funding

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We still know nothing about what the first project out of Raph Koster's new studio, Playable Worlds, will actually look like. But we do...
No screenshots yet, obviously.

Raph Koster will give more insight on Playable Worlds’ in-development MMO next year

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We've been wondering just what Playable Worlds, the dev studio headed by Raph Koster, has cooking for the MMORPG world. During a an "MMO...
No screenshots yet, obviously.

Raph Koster’s dev studio Playable Worlds opens a new website and begins the search for game devs

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While the world waits to learn more about what Raph Koster has in store for the MMORPG world with his game, we can at...
Different kitty.

Former EverQuest boss Holly Longdale scooped up by Blizzard to work on WoW Classic

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Daybreak's Holly Longdale raised a lot of eyebrows a month ago when she announced she was departing the Darkpaw Games sub-unit and leaving behind...

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