After announcing an anime project based on PUBG, developer and publisher Krafton is reportedly working on a new fantasy game dubbed “Korean Witcher” based on the South Korean fantasy series “The Bird That Drinks Tears”.
First spotted by PCGamesN, PUBG data miner PlayerIGN tweeted a report claiming that the developers of popular battle royale PUBG are going to create a multi-media franchise inspired by the novel “The Bird That Drinks Tears,” similar to the game series “The Witcher” developed by CD Projekt Red. The Witcher is also based on the novel written by Polish author Andrzej Sapkowski and has already got a live-action TV Series with an anime film set to release later this year.
So it is clear that by developing a game based on the Korean fantasy novel The Bird That Drinks Tear, PUBG dev is trying to emulate the multimedia success of The Witcher franchise. According to Tweet, Krafton also seeks to extend this game to other media such as films and comics.
It is said earlier that this mysterious game might be a “solo-player, dark fantasy RPG”, but the PlayerIGN continued into Twitter threads, with Krafton describing the title of the game as “Korean Witcher”.
Several photos from the press conference were also shared in the tweet (as shown above) that includes a conceptual art of the fantasy game, a world map, the first glance at some main characters, and the picture of a character that recalls Geralt of Rivia in The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt.
In the conference, Krafton has not shared any detail on the other projects such as “PUBG Cowboy” – codenamed ‘Titan’, and the release window for the upcoming mobile game PUBG: New State. And as of now, nothing more is known about the development of the so-called “Korean Witcher” fantasy game along with some questions like whether the game will get into the western market or not.