Game of Thrones author George R.R. Martin is working on a video game project with the makers of Dark Souls, FromSoftware. If this does turn out true and we receive an open world game similar to Dark Souls, I may be able to forgive Martin for the never ending wait for The Winds of Winter.
In a blog post, Martin teased many of the projects he has lined up:
“As a producer, I’ve got five shows in development at HBO (some having nothing whatsoever to do with the world of Westeros), two at Hulu, one on the History Channel,”
“I’m involved with a number of feature projects, some based upon my own stories and books, some on material created by others. There are these short films I am hoping to make, adaptations of classic stories by one of the most brilliant, quirky, and original writers our genre has ever produced. I’ve consulted on a video game out of Japan.”
Any additional details concerning the video game are currently unknown, but according to Gematsu, this game has been in development for 3 years and is a collaboration between Martin, Hidetaka Miyazaki (the President of FromSoftware), and Bandai Namco. However, they have specified that these are currently just rumors so take them with a pinch of salt for now. Although, E3 are apparently looking at revealing a new title attached to Bandai Namco so we may receive some news very soon- E3 2019 takes place in June.
While I would absolutely love an open world game set in Westeros, I believe this game will be unrelated to his Game of Thrones series. Of course, this isn’t a bad thing. Considering how immersive and spectacular games like Bloodborne and Sekiro are, I can’t even fathom what monstrous world players will be thrown in, but with Martin and Miyazaki working together, I can only picture a game with an intense narrative, a detailed mythology, and hideous enemies that will punish you over and over again- flashback to The Nameless King *shivers*.
Some reports are claiming that the game is called Great Rune and is based on Norse Mythology. Until these rumors are confirmed, I would recommend taking everything with a pinch of salt. One thing that is certain is that George R.R. Martin will be involved in the creation of a brand new video game.
Once news becomes official and more is known about this mysterious project, we will be sure to update you!
While we wait for more news, what kind of game would you like to see from George R.R. Martin? Let us know in the comments!
James Lister is a University student in the UK, currently undertaking his Masters degree in Media & Communication. He has a strong passion for everything Marvel, DC, Star Wars, and Anime related.