The firm that now owns PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds, Krafton, is working on a new game based on the series of standard Korean fantasy novels The Bird That Drinks Tears. While there’s not a lot of data on what the game itself will appear like, Krafton has enlisted the assistance of a Hollywood idea artist to determine a look and atmosphere for the game.

Dubbed Project Windless, Krafton’s plans for The Bird That Drinks Tears extends past a single game – it goals to create a “larger multimedia franchise” based on the mental property. The novels are set in a distinctively Korean fantasy world that’s populated with legendary creatures like dokkaebi (typically thought of as a ‘Korean goblin’ or nature spirit) and naga, and characters be taught the Korean people wrestling model of ssireum.

Artist Ian McCaig, who has executed idea artwork for Star Wars characters and franchises like Harry Potter and The Avengers, is working with Krafton to visualise novelist Yeong-do Lee’s universe. An early piece of artwork reveals a wood construction constructed excessive on a stone tor above the desert, with a lengthy platform extending on one facet.

It may very well be both a lifting level the place provides are winched up from under, or maybe a dock for flying creatures or airships.

Either method, it’s an evocative scene – the foreground shows some getting old, torn banners mounted on poles within the sand, and wind sweeps throughout the sand that covers the bottom.

McCaig says he’s “honoured” to assist visualise Lee’s characters and world, and to assist deliver the novels to the eye of a worldwide viewers.

While PUBG has all the time been comparatively grounded in a present-day aesthetic, some of Krafton’s different video games are far more fantasy oriented: there’s free-to-play MMORPG Tera, and the RPG game Mistover, which has a form of anime Darkest Dungeon look to it.

There’s no launch date set but for Project Windless, however our listing of the best battle royale games could assist go the time till we hear extra about what Krafton has deliberate.

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