PUBG Developer Shares ‘Concept Trailer’ For Its Game Based On The Korean Novel, The Tear-Drinking Bird
PUBG developer Krafton has released a new visual teaser for his unannounced project based on the Korean fantasy novel, The Bird That Drinks Tears.
The developer says the trailer “illustrates” what audiences can expect from future IP-based entertainment projects “as well as” guiding aesthetic and tonal directions for various multimedia projects based on The Bird That Drinks Tears. , including a graphic novel and a film”.
“The visual concept trailer was created using Unreal Engine 5 and highlights the mystical tone Krafton is aiming for with entertainment projects based on The Bird That Drinks Tears,” Krafton explains.
“The world and character designs seen in the trailer are based on vivid concept art created by Iain McCaig, the celebrated Hollywood talent known for his work on franchises such as Star Wars and Marvel.”
The press release also confirms that an art book will be released later this year, followed by a graphic novel next year. A movie is apparently in the works as well.
Krafton announced plans to make a new game based on the Korean fantasy book, The Bird That Drinks Tears, in August.
Krafton says it’s an “ambitious project” that “aims to bring the original fantasy universe of The Bird That Drinks Tears to life through its unique and refreshing fantasy races, beautiful and haunting landscapes and its captivating, immersive and poignant stories”.
“The Tear-Drinking Bird is a novel series that was created and written by Yeong-do Lee, who is widely recognized as the pioneer of the Korean fantasy genre,” Krafton explains. “As one of Korea’s best-selling fantasy authors with millions of copies sold, Mr. Lee is an exceptionally imaginative writer who constructs elaborate worlds and fills them with complex characters.”