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PUBG dev reveals next new project will be a fantasy game based upon Korean novel The Bird That Drinks Tears

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PUBG Battlegrounds developer Krafton has announced its "begun active development" on a new project based upon the Korean fantasy novel, The Bird That Drinks Tears.

A novel series created and written by Yeong-do Lee, The Bird That Drinks Tears game will be "a whole new experience" based upon Lee's "elaborate worlds" and "complex characters". "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, beautiful, haunting landscapes, and gripping, immersive, and poignant stories," Krafton explains on the game's newly-launched website.

In order that the game "delivers the best experience possible", Krafton says it is now "aggressively recruiting the world’s top development talent to help create the game" and join "Hollywood talent and concept artist", Iain McCaig, who has previously worked on Star Wars and The Avengers. "The Bird that Drinks Tears is unlike any other fantasy story I have read, with fresh new ways of exploring human nature," McCaig explained. "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 fresh and visceral, mingling traditional archetypes with dream and nightmare images that are wholly original.  "I was working on my own projects at the time; engaging with this meant putting them all aside.

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