Krafton, Korean publishers PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds, have launched a “visible idea trailer” for a brand new sport primarily based on Korean epic fantasy novels The Chook 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 creating 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 Chook That Drinks Tears is a 4 quantity fantasy collection written by Lee Yeongdo, which attracts 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 entails oddly buff chicken-men, as appear to characteristic in McCaig’s paintings on Krafton’s web site for the challenge.
Krafton introduced they had been creating a sport primarily based on the novels with again in August, and that they had been recruiting builders to work on the challenge beneath the identify Workforce 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 shall be one thing extra concrete to see. The Korean writer do have a number of different initiatives at the moment within the works, together with publishing Lifeless Spacelike The Callisto Protocol and a turn-based area pirates sport from the makers of Subnautica.