File this one under weird new games: Project SU. In the press release from GDC today, the game is never directly called an MMORPG, though Chinese studio Loong Entertainment says its “production team is searching out new breakthroughs in mobile MMORPGs, striving to bring a better gaming experience to all players,” so it’s a safe assumption. Also according to the PR, the game is being “co-developed” by Loong and Epic Games. It’s a mobile MMO, yes, but a sandboxy one boasting high-end graphics, with a “realistic social ecology” and second profession skills.
“Experience a real world inside Project:SU! Adapted from a popular best-selling novel, Project:SU is a story about an endless war between humans, half-bloods and Dragons. Blending Western, Chinese and Japanese cultures with fantastical elements, the game offers a hybrid environment of magic and realism for players to explore. Whether indulging their passions and blowing off steam in this contemporary cosmopolitan setting at nightclubs and bars or building their own exclusive vehicles and joining in a pulse-pounding auto race, Project:SU offers a truly mind-blowing experience.”
The game is coming “later this year,” but the assets show it off pretty well already.