Techland Releases Concept Art For New ‘Fantasy Epic’ IP

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Last year, in May, Techland Games revealed that it was working on a brand new game – an AAA open-world action RPG fantasy title. Since then, details have been few and far between, and Techland has played its cards close to its chest – at present, we don’t even have a name.

But now, thanks to the team updating everyone on social media, we have more concept art. In a post on Twitter, Techland took the opportunity to show off a high-resolution shot of the in-development title, revealing several interesting details about the game.

Techland’s Concept Art is Intruiging

In the single shot, countless details are revealed. For instance, in the distant sky, there’s a planet – or a moon – that has been ravaged by something, blown wide open and scattered across the atmosphere. Instantly, we wonder if that’s our moon, or if this is a fictional planet entirely.

Then, in the foreground, we see a man climbing a tree, wearing some kind of tribal garb. He’s in a classic pose that’s reminiscent of Assassin’s Creed, which gives way to the suggestion that this game will feature some kind of verticality system. Of course, Techland is famed for the creation of Dying Light – an open-world zombie-slaying franchise that boasts near-unparalleled parkour mechanics.

Recently, Dying Light surpassed thirty million sales as a franchise.

There are also a few spots of wildlife – brightly coloured, fantastic birds and some kind of primate and rodent that, again, don’t seem to be of our planet. In the background of the image, we can see incredible temples built high atop craggy, rocky plinths, and the whole scene looks historic – but it doesn’t align with any existing human history.

There are plenty of elements in the scene that scream ‘a different planet’, but the man in the foreground of the shot is unmistakably human.

Whatever the plan is for this game, there’s certainly a lot to unload from this image, and it’s nothing if not completely intriguing. Last year, when Techland announced the project, it revealed that a vast array of talented individuals were signed on to work on the game, including developers that previously worked on the likes of The Witcher 3, Cyberpunk 2077, Mad Max, Deathloop, and Horizon: Zero Dawn.

Ultimately, Techland isn’t above to give up any information regarding this game before it absolutely needs to. We’ll need to play a waiting game and hope that, in the near future, something tangible is revealed about this all-new IP.

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