We are starting to open up a bit about what we are doing here at Playable Worlds!
I am going to tell you that yes, worlds can feel alive, like real places. Places where you can stake out your virtual homestead, and leave your mark in a lasting way. Online worlds can be dynamic, fully persistent, and modifiable by players, and not just unchanging cardboard set pieces an inch deep and monetized a mile wide.
We have the technology: cloud computing power lets us do things with simulation and AI that once seemed impossible. This dream can come true.