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Going to do a quick thread on this game and the studio behind it. For those interested and for those writing about it.

- The developer is Game Science Studio which was founded in June 2014 by ex Tencent Games staff.

Here is their site-
Prior to the studio founding, some of the staff worked at Tencent's Quantum studio on a game called 'Asura'.

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.
Some devs that worked on Asura left Tencent to form Game Science Studio in June 2014. The studio currently has locations in Shenzhen and Hangzhou.

They first worked on a F2P mobile RPG / Card game called 100 Heroes that was published by NetEase in 2015.
Their 2nd game was Art of War: Red Tides, a F2P multiplayer strategy game that launched on PC and Mobile. First on PC in 2016 and then on mobile in 2017, published by Hero Interactive.

The company has also been working on a successor for this game, but it's under wraps right now
At the end of 2017 they started to note that conditions were right for Chinese developers to enter the premium games market as platforms like Steam had become popular.

They looked to create a premium AAA style game that could usher in a new era of premium Chinese games.
Hangzhou was chosen as the new location for a studio focusing on premium games, while Shenzhen focused on existing mobile / PC F2P game projects.

Drawing inspiration from Asura, the game they worked on at Tencent, they started work on a new game based on Journey to the West
Has been more than 2 years since planning and development started. Originally with 13 devs in the first year and ramping up to around 30 this year.

They played games such as God of War, Monster Hunter World and Sekiro during development, learning from each title.
The gameplay demo showcased today is the result of 2+ years of development, learning UE4, implementing new processes.

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.
The team is currently hiring 19 new devs and will probably hire more after too.

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!
Adding a couple more tweets to this thread.

Feng Ji (Yocar) is the founder of Game Science Studio. He joined Tencent in 2007 and worked on Asura. Ultimately he wanted to work on premium AAA games, rather than an online F2P MMO, so left in 2014 to found this new company.
The person in charge of art is Yang Qi, also the co founder. He was also at Tencent and worked on Asura.

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:
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