We wrote about “The Witcher of Korea” for the first time on the portal last month. Already at that time, Krafton confirmed that he plans to create a great world, and one of its inspirations is The Witcher – not only in the context of games or books, but also in the developed series, for which Andrzej Sapkowski, CD Projekt RED and Netflix are currently responsible.
Krafton aims to create a “multimedia IP”, He drew handfuls from the Korean fantasy series “The Bird that Drinks Tears” by Yong Do Lee. At the moment, the developers aren’t referring to the games directly, but the editors of PcGamesn have read some interesting details about the studio’s plans.
The creators realize that they are dealing with a very strong source material, because the “Bird that Drinks Tears” uses the culture, history and myths of South Korea, thanks to which the products will offer “something completely different” from many AAA games known in the western market – Authors have the foundation for creating entirely new and unexpected stories.
“A hero who eats his enemy. A sister is looking for her beloved brother to kill him. A matriarchal race of reptiles whose hearts have been removed to reach immortality.”
With these words, the initiative was introduced by concept artist Iain McCaig, who previously worked on series such as “Star Wars” and “Avengers”. Now, however, the author has an interesting world at his disposal, which will be very surprising for a Western audience.
Creative Director Son Kwangjae mentioned, among other things, the depiction of the mythical race of snakes from India, which when ripe undergo a ceremony of ejecting their heart – the organ is then stored in the tower and the characters are nearly immortal.
The creators are fully aware that they have access to a unique IP address, so they do not want to compare it with other IP addresses, but The Witcher from CD Projekt RED is a ‘role model’ . During the conversation, McCaig added that The Korean Witcher looks great.
“As a fan of this original novel, I can confidently say that its world is as creative and limitless as the world of famous fantasy worlds such as The Witcher, Game of Thrones and Lord of the Rings. All the different races, deep stories, backgrounds and themes make it possible to make The universe is really promising
The challenge is not just to create the first game to be developed under the codename Project Windless, but to look at the project more broadly – This is why The Witcher is the studio’s quality standard.
“It all amazes me over and over again, even when I’m working. The Witcher video game is based on the original novel, and it’s ironic that thanks to this game the novel has become even more popular in the world. Since then, IP has been produced as a movie and has grown into a global IP that is loved by many. In this respect, The Witcher is a good role model for us. Our goal is similar: to provide originality and high-quality experiences. Since we focus on exploring the original novel, there is currently no work specifically inspired by ours,” Sun Kwangjae added.
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