Epic Games and Chinese developer Loong Entertainment unveiled their highly-anticipated mobile game, Dragon Raja, at Unreal Open Day 2019. The game, which was originally revealed as Project:SU at GDC 2019, is being developed by using the powerful Unreal Engine 4 and has received universal praise among the Unreal Engine community, even earning The Most Anticipated Game award at Unreal Open Day 2019. Do note that this is not based off the Korean novel Dragon Raja, but actually the unrelated Chinese one.
Running on Unreal Engine 4 has allowed Dragon Raja to offer an open-world PC game experience right in the player’s pocket. Epic Games and Loong Entertainment tapped world-class developers from both PC and console studios to offer the best experience on mobile in terms of graphics, open-world creation, immersiveness, and much more. Characters will experience the world in real-time through a combination of physics and inverse dynamics.
Footprints will be left in the snow, jewelry will swing in reaction to character movement, and taking flight to traverse across cities and buildings will offer a thrilling experience. PVP battles supporting up to 100 players will also be a sight to behold. In addition to its next-level visual effects, Dragon Raja also features innovative gameplay mechanics. Players will no longer be limited to a single career, but instead can decide what they want to do based on their hobbies, such as a Michelin-star chef, superstar or vehicle racer. Sounds so unique!
The world will bend itself to the player as NPCs offer different reactions, and missions may change based on their decisions. Adapted from a popular best-selling novel, Dragon Raja is a story about an endless war between humans, half-bloods and Dragons. Blending the core essence of Western, Chinese and Japanese cultures with fantastical elements, the game offers a hybrid environment of magic and realism for players to explore. Tencent Games is publishing the game in China, and I will post some new details about the game really soon.