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Well, if nothing else, Crowfall certainly has an impressive staff.

The upcoming massively multiplayer online game is the fist project from ArtCraft, a studio that MMO vets J. Todd Coleman and Gordon Walton formed. Now they’re adding another man with tons of MMO experience: Raph Koster, who was the lead designer on Ultima Online and Star Wars: Galaxies.

We don’t know much about Crowfall, although the Austin, Texas-based ArtCraft has said that it focuses on political alliances and feudal conquest. It promises an MMO that feels more real and immersive.

“There isn’t anything on the market like Crowfall, and it has been a long time since some of these design ideas were explored,” Koster said in a press release sent to GamesBeat. “There’s a very specific audience out there waiting for a game like this — the conflict, the real economy — that has been looking for new steps beyond the games of ten years ago.”

Currently, World of Warcraft is the MMO king, which happened to come out 10 years ago. Thanks to its latest expansion, Warlords of Draenor, it has over 110 million subscribers as of November.

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