Growing Number of Videogames Set in S. Korea – The Korea Bizwire

This photo, provided by Pearl Abyss, shows part of the game play video of "DokeV."

This photo, provided by Pearl Abyss, shows part of the game play video of “DokeV.”

SEOUL, Sept. 9 (Korea Bizwire)An increasing number of games are introducing Korean backdrops, instead of the more common western or Japanese settings.

Last month, South Korean game developer Pearl Abyss introduced a new game “DokeV” at the German game exhibition “Gamescom 2021.”

The game’s teaser, which has already surpassed 7 million views on YouTube, showed a little boy traveling the streets of Jeju Island and its coastal roads to explore and collect items.

The mega-hit computer game “PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds” also added a Korean map two months ago.

The backdrop is set in a small Korean city in the 1980s, where cars like the Hyundai Pony Coupe, released in 1974, and concrete buildings with slate roofs appear for gamers to use as a means of transportation or cover.

Foreign game developers are also introducing Korean backdrops. Global game giant Electronic Arts Inc’s “Battlefield 2042,” to be released later this year, will introduce Incheon’s Songdo International City as one of its backdrop settings.

Other games like “Call of Duty” and “Overwatch” have also begun to introduce Korean backdrops.

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