GPTRACK50, the studio founded by former Capcom producer Hiroyuki Kobayashi under NetEase Games in October 2022, is currently developing a new 3D action RPG, the latest issue of Weekly Famitsu reveals.
Speaking to Weekly Famitsu, Kobayashi said he felt confident accepting NetEase Games’ offer to build a new studio due to its global expansion, as well as the fact that NetEase Games is the parent company of Goichi “Suda 51” Suda’s Grasshopper. Nagoshi Manufacture and Studio by Toshihiro Nagoshi.
According to Kobayashi, the new 3D action game is a type of game that you can take your time to play on your own. While it won’t be as difficult as certain types of games where you’re expected to die frequently, it will have familiar concepts like jobs, attributes, weapons, and the ability to defeat enemies more easily by hitting their weak points.
The general outline of the game world is defined and the current plan is to complete the test version by spring 2024, with an official announcement to be made later. Development is expected to take two to three years.
While Kobayashi has previously worked on titles such as Sengoku Basara and resident Evil, this new title does not belong to the Warring States genre or the horror genre. And although the platforms have not yet been confirmed, Kobayashi mentioned that he would like to try to release a physical game for consoles.
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