Krafton, Korean publishers PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds, have launched a “visible idea trailer” for a brand new recreation based mostly on Korean epic fantasy novels The Chicken That Drinks Tears. They’re nonetheless describing the sport as “unannounced”, however say that the trailer illustrates the “mystical tone” they’re aiming for.
This is the trailer, which is fairly gory:
Krafton say that they have been working with idea artist Iain McCaig to outline the aesthetic for the world, which Krafton say they’re additionally planning on growing right into a graphic novel and a film. McCaig has beforehand labored on each Star Wars (the place he designed Darth Maul) and plenty of different Hollywood blockbusters.
The Chicken That Drinks Tears is a 4 quantity fantasy sequence written by Lee Yeongdo, which pulls inspiration from Korean mythology. I do not know far more than that, however I’m totally onboard with any fantasy fiction that does not draw purely from Western tropes. All of the extra so if it includes oddly buff chicken-men, as appear to function in McCaig’s paintings on Krafton’s web site for the venture.
Krafton introduced they have been growing a recreation based mostly on the novels with again in August, and that they have been recruiting builders to work on the venture beneath the title Group Windless. Releasing this idea trailer might be an try to attract extra expertise to the studio, and who is aware of when or if there will probably be one thing extra concrete to see. The Korean writer do have a number of different tasks presently within the works, together with publishing Lifeless Spacelike The Callisto Protocol and a turn-based house pirates recreation from the makers of Subnautica.