As reported via Windows Central, the recent data beach from NVIDIA pulled back the curtain on a myriad of projects in the works, complete with codenames to better keep things hushed.
What that breach seemed to confirm is that Microsoft and legendary hip-hop collective Wu-Tang are developing a joint RPG with Brass Lion Entertainment at the helm. A relatively newer game development studio comprised of industry veterans, Brass Lion Entertainment was founded by Manveer Heir (lead designer on Mass Effect 3), Bryna Dabby Smith (Def Jam Vendetta and Sleeping Dogs), and Rashad Redic (artist on The Elder Scrolls: Skyrim and Fallout 3).
The aim of Brass Lion Entertainment is to develop a focused catalog of releases that further nurture the "fictional universes that center on Black, Brown, and other traditionally marginalized characters, cultures, and stories."
The NVIDIA data breach ultimately confirmed speculation that a game from Wu-Tang Clan and Microsoft was in the works and the Brass Lion Entertainment tie better connected the dots. The codename for the RPG project is "Shaolin" - on brand with the crew's vintage martial arts aesthetic.
IGN is reporting that the RPG fantasy entry will feature 4 player co-op in group format combat. Players will collect items throughout the experience that will aid them on their gaming journey as they traverse different scenes or, "Dungeons".
IGN is also reporting that Wu-Tang Clan will be developing the game's soundtrack. If that pans out, it will mark the first group release since their 2019 EP, Wu Tang Clan: Of Mics and Men, which dropped in tandem with the Showtime Original documentary of the same name.