After achieving overall success with PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds, KRAFTON now wants to build an empire with new licenses, including The Callisto Protocol (available from €59.99 per Fnac). He has just confirmed a new one, still anonymous, but nicknamed Project Windlessbased on the fantasy novels The Bird That Drinks Tears by Yeongdo Lee, written from 2003 on the Internet and then on paper. They tell the story of Kagan Drakaa mysterious warrior who must rescue a water genie by collaborating and crossing a bunch of beings and races inspired by Korean folklore.
This classic of Korean literature will therefore be adapted into a video game, a project that is still in its infancy. KRAFTON currently working with design director Iain McCaig (Star Wars, avengers) and artistic director Son Kwangjae to find the artistic touch of the title, and wants to recruit en masse to launch production. However, the current team has already concocted concept art tempting, which clearly make you want to see more.
At KRAFTON, our passion is to tell exciting and meaningful stories through the art of video games. From personal and unique battlefield stories, to rich fantasy worlds, to the dark and gritty horrors of space, we want to create worlds that push the boundaries of creativity and immersion.
Although it’s still early days, we’re excited to officially announce our next big adventure; an all-new experience based on the hit Korean fantasy masterpiece, The Bird That Drinks Tears by Yeongdo Lee.
This ambitious project aims to bring the original fantasy universe of The Bird That Drinks Tears to life through its unique and refreshing fantasy races, its beautiful and haunting landscapes and its captivating, immersive and harrowing stories.
We hope to welcome acclaimed global talent to join us on this incredible journey.
The comparisons with The Witcherbased on the novels by Polish author Andrzej Sapkowski, are obvious, but McCaig says at PCGamesN that “the story is so unique that it would be a disservice to compare it to anything”. You will have to be very patient to oppose the two franchises: Project Windless isn’t expected to release for several years, likely on the current console generation.
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