Kong Studios, a developer based in California and Seoul which made the very successful mobile and Nintendo Switch RPG, Guardian Tales, announced it is hiring for a new game some weeks back. Codenamed Project OS, this game is powered using Unreal Engine 5 for both PC and next-generation game consoles. Kong Studios described Project OS as a sandbox title with an emphasis on the story narratives.
Furthermore, via job postings, Project OS is apparently using a Japanese anime 3D design style. Kong Studios claimed this choice would “overcome the limitations of existing NPR (non-photorealistic rendering).” While it is not clear what the final product would look like, I suspect it should be something along the lines of The Seven Deadly Sins: Grand Cross, the upcoming Black Clover Mobile, or even Genshin Impact! These are just wild guesses of course.
Pre-production has started in Seoul, while the main development will take place in the US studio. Stay tuned for more updates!