Check out an Unreal Engine-powered project titled Codename: Islands that will take you to a "magical, living island."
"Codename: Islands brings you to a mysterious, unexplored ocean world where you work together to build a settlement on top of a magical, living island," said the team. "Players will partner with up to 16 of their friends in a shared world where they can build an ever-evolving home, explore surrounding islands, craft powerful gear, battle monsters, and awaken their island spirit."
The team has also shared a short teaser showing three adventurers on a tropical island using magic to awaken an ancient stone.
"We love social games where we can find quality time with others," said Michael Chu, former product manager at Riot Games. "But far too often, multiplayer goes straight to brutal competition and shooting each other when all you want is to hang out and have fun with your friends.
"In our game, whether you love to base-build, gather, explore, fight world bosses, or craft unique gear to create your own kit, you'll play an essential role in your group," said another former Riot member, Andrea Sepenzis.
The game will not launch in 2023 but the team plans to share more later this year with playtest sign-ups in late 2023. You can check out the team's website here. Don't forget to join our 80 Level Talent platform and our Telegram channel, follow us on Threads, Instagram, Twitter, and LinkedIn, where we share breakdowns, the latest news, awesome artworks, and more.