First revealed to the world back in 2018, it seems that developer Neople has changed plans for the ambitious Project BBQ. Renamed as Project AK, it is still set in the Dungeon & Fighter worldview, but now apparently a console-exclusive title. Parent company Nexon describe the Project AK as a “souls-like console game” and is hiring in multiple positions for new staff experienced in consoles development.
If you did not know, “souls-like” refers to games such as Dark Souls and the recent Elden Ring, where fights are extremely tough and requires actual skills. There is still hope for Project AK to eventually make it to PC, as one of the new positions require the candidate to have experience with “integration with platforms such as XBox Live, Playstation Network, and Steam.” I mean, Steam is still for PC, right?
For Dungeon & Fighter fans, fret not, as Project AK was never meant to be the sequel to the original game. That honor belongs to Project Overkill, which is still in development for cross-play between mobile and PC platforms.