Krafton, the company behind PUBGhopes to build a mid-range epic with its adaptation of the Korean fantasy novel The bird that drinks tears. It’s still early days, but the company has released a “concept trailer” for the project designed to give an idea of what gamers and viewers can expect.
The trailer was built in Unreal Engine 5 and is based on concept art by Iain McCaig, who has previously worked on projects ranging from star wars at The Avengers. Krafton is working on a game based on the novel and says he will also publish an art book later this year and a graphic novel in 2023. The multimedia project is currently dubbed “Project Windless”.
In a press release, Krafton said that “in addition to the Untitled Game Project, the Visualization Project is positioned to guide the aesthetic and tonal directions of various multimedia projects based on The bird that drinks tearsincluding a graphic novel and a film.
Last year, in an interview with The edge, Krafton Art Director Kwang Jae Son compared Project Windless’ goals to another ongoing fantasy series. “Interesting way, the witcher The video game series was based on the original novels, but ironically the original novel became more well known around the world through the game,” Son explained. “And since then, the IP has been mass-produced and has become global IP valued by many. In this regard, the witcher is a good role model for us.
While Krafton is most closely associated with PUBG, Project Windless is part of what appears to be a concerted effort to find the next big thing. Elsewhere, the company is exploring virtual humans with an avatar named Ana, which recently released a music video.