PUBG proprietor Krafton introduced final 12 months it had acquired the rights to the favored Korean fantasy novels, The Hen The Drinks Tears, and right this moment revealed it has moved into full manufacturing on the title and launched an official website (opens in new tab) with a bunch of idea artwork and background data.
The Hen That Drinks Tears is a four-part fantasy sequence written by Yeongdo Lee, who is taken into account a pioneer of the Korean fantasy style. The story revolves round 4 races (Human, Rekkon, Tokebi, and Nhaga), and the invention of a Nhaga plot that forces the opposite three races to return collectively underneath an outdated proverb: ‘three handles one’.
Krafton is throwing large cash at this venture, believing it will probably construct a ‘world franchise’ across the license, together with hiring expertise like idea artist Iain McCaig, who’s beforehand labored on visualising Hollywood movies such because the Harry Potter, The Avengers, Terminator, and Star Wars.
“The Hen that Drinks Tears is not like another fantasy story I’ve learn, with contemporary new methods of exploring human nature,” says McCaig. “That’s what attracts me most. It’s an epic on a par with The Lord of the Rings or Dune. The fantasy world is contemporary and visceral, mingling conventional archetypes with dream and nightmare pictures which might be wholly unique. I used to be working by myself tasks on the time; partaking with this meant placing all of them apart. It wanted to be one thing extremely particular for me to do this. Because it seems, it was.”
Krafton has entered full manufacturing on the sport and says it’s “aggressively recruiting the world’s prime growth expertise” to work on it. It is unclear precisely which a part of Krafton is engaged on it although: the corporate consists of PUBG Studios, Bluehole Studio, Hanging Distance Studios, Unknown Worlds, and lots of different studios.
My first although was that this is able to be an MMOG. I had somewhat poke by the job pages nevertheless and, whereas there are slim pickings, one desired qualification for an executive producer role is (opens in new tab) “expertise launching a number of narrative pushed single-player open-world recreation as Government Producer, Inventive Director, Sport Director, or comparable”. So that you by no means know.