LIGHTSPEED STUDIOS leverages Unreal Engine 5 to foray into the open world of Wuxia with new code: To Jin Yong

SINGAPORE, June 28, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — LIGHTSPEED STUDIOS today announced it is develop a new game called Code: To Jin Yong.

Code: To Jin Yongwhich harnesses the power of the Unreal Engine 5 (UE5), is an opening world role-playing game (RPG) adapted from martial arts (“wuxia”) novels written by legendary author Jin Yong (金庸) and published by Ming Ho Publications. Ready for worldwide release, Code: To Jin Yong will closely recreate the Jin Yong universe for the first time, bringing players a vast, rich and diverse martial arts world close to the hearts of many wuxia enthusiasts all over the world.

Players will be able to explore and immerse themselves in the iconic martial arts world written by Jin Yong. With full author access stories and characters such as yangguo (杨过), Guo Jing (郭靖) and Linghu Chong (令狐冲), Code: To Jin Yong seeks to bring to life the wuxia dreams of generations of people who grew up with the novels and countless television adaptations.

The game will breathe new life into classic stories with next-gen technology and quintessential soundtracks by Jin Yong, giving players a first-ever 360-degree gaming experience. LIGHTSPEED STUDIOS will leverage the world’s most advanced real-time 3D authoring tool for photorealistic visuals and immersive experiences. This will ensure Code: To Jin Yongthe hyper-realistic renditions of beloved characters that stay faithful to the original novels and honor wuxia elements, while also being suitable for modern aesthetics. The game will also feature an engaging storyline based on the fan-favorite wuxia series woven with suspense, mystery and exploration.

Visual effects enthusiasts will appreciate Code: To Jin YongExciting Motion Design, which leverages UE5 technologies such as Engine Design, Motion Matching, Control Rig, and Chaos to create a game world true to any wuxia enthusiast’s imagination. With the help of martial arts experts in the game’s initial development phase, players can expect a detailed digital visualization of their favorite martial arts moves that closely matches their descriptions in the original novels, iconic poses to the way each move flows together. Code: To Jin Yong will ensure seamless integration of motion design into the game, so this won’t just watch stunningbut it will also create an interactive experience so that players almost feel their movements.

Code: To Jin Yong promises attractive and photorealistic backgrounds. With support from UE5 and advanced technologies such as Adobe Substance photogrammetry and material design software, LIGHTSPEED STUDIOS has digitally rendered and painstakingly recreated real-world landmarks from Jin Yong’s novels, including Mount Huashan (华山), down to minute details like exact erosion patterns. To immortalize Jin Yong’s wuxia culture in digital art, LIGHTSPEED STUDIOS has also launched the “Jin Yong Wuxia Landmarks” project, where the development team will work with partners to continue creating digital renderings of these representative landmarks and possibly recreate them in Code: To Jin Yong.

The next worldwide release of Code: To Jin Yong comes as LIGHTSPEED STUDIOS recently announced the LIGHTSPEED Universe, its vision to create an ecosystem that connects gamers and developers around the world based on great stories, great gameplay, and next-gen technology. To propel its next decade of global growth and development, LIGHTSPEED Universe is taking strategic steps to create ambitious, high-quality open worlds based on original intellectual property. With Code: To Jin Yong As a bold first step in IP game development and in partnership with the cutting-edge UE5 game engine, LIGHTSPEED STUDIOS is committed to bringing more excitement and immersion to gamers around the world.

Please see the demo of Code: To Jin Yong here.


LIGHTSPEED STUDIOS is one of the most innovative and successful game developers in the world, with teams across China, United States, Singapore, Canada, UK, France, Japan, South Korea, New Zealandand United Arab Emirates. LIGHTSPEED Singapore serves as an R&D innovation and integration hub, helping to coordinate its R&D pipeline and global operations, as well as serving as a base for exploring cutting-edge technologies such as augmented reality, virtual reality, and cloud gaming .

Founded in 2008, LIGHTSPEED STUDIOS has created over 50 games across multiple platforms and genres for over 4 billion registered users. He is co-developer of the global hits PUBG MOBILE (co-developed with Krafton, Inc.) and Apex Legends Mobile (co-developed with Electronic Arts).

LIGHTSPEED STUDIOS is made up of passionate gamers who advance the art and science of game development through great stories, great gameplay, and cutting-edge technology. We’re focused on delivering next-gen experiences to gamers who want to enjoy them anywhere, anytime, across multiple genres and devices.

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