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South Korean game developer shows off hyper-realistic trailer for 'Project M'

By Christian Imperio Published Jun 08, 2022 10:02 am Updated Jun 08, 2022 10:07 am

A South Korean game developer has released an impressive first trailer for its upcoming interactive narrative game, Project M.

Developed using Unreal Engine 5, the 2.5-minute debut trailer gives players a sneak peek of what they can expect from the game, including its stellar game design and storyline.

In a blog post on Tuesday, South Korean game developer NCSoft shared that Project M centers on “the death of a lover and the revenge of a man.”

The game, which is billed as an “interactive movie” just like Life is Strange and Detroit: Become Human, allows players to set the direction of the story and its ending through “manipulation and selection.”

The trailer begins with a woman at a restaurant moments before her death. The clip then proceeds to show the lead character following the incident as well as various sequences that allows players to choose their actions and their outcomes in the game, including how you would want to disarm an assassin.

“With NC's own technology, such as 3D scan, motion capture, and VFX (Visual Effects), the characters' expressions and movements were implemented in detail. Based on Unreal Engine 5, you can enjoy high-quality graphics and directing power at the photo-realistic level,” NCSoft said.

Meanwhile, NCSoft explained that Project M’s debut trailer seeks to pursue an open research and development culture called “NCing.”

"NCing contains the will to disclose the development process of NCsoft's games and communicate with users to create them. We plan to actively disclose the production process in various forms such as webtoons, etc,” Principal Development Management Officer (PDMO) Choi Moon-young said.

As of now, NCSoft has yet to announce the release window for Project M, including which consoles it would be coming to.

However, although the game company hasn’t revealed the console platforms, there’s a possibility that the upcoming South Korean game may come to PlayStation, as the trailer showed off button prompts from the Japanese gaming company including O, L1 and R1.

Founded in 1997, the Seoul-based game development company is best known for several MMORPG games including Guild Wars, Blade & Soul, and Lineage.