- The developer is Game Science Studio which was founded in June 2014 by ex Tencent Games staff.
Here is their site- gamesci.com.cn
This was essentially a Journey to the West themed MMORPG for PC that aimed to become a hit for the company.
Ultimately it ended up underperforming.
They first worked on a F2P mobile RPG / Card game called 100 Heroes that was published by NetEase in 2015.
The company has also been working on a successor for this game, but it's under wraps right now
They looked to create a premium AAA style game that could usher in a new era of premium Chinese games.
Drawing inspiration from Asura, the game they worked on at Tencent, they started work on a new game based on Journey to the West
They played games such as God of War, Monster Hunter World and Sekiro during development, learning from each title.
It is still far from completion and the aim now is to perfect what they have been able to showcase across a full length game that is worth the asking price.
My personal estimate is that this game is still 2+ years out minimum.
The studio will probably look for funding / publishers to work with too.
Hopefully it's a success!
He graduated from the China Academy of Art and is responsible for a lot of the creative design in the game.
He has an artstation profile here: artstation.com/yangqi917