Telltale Games has confirmed that its upcoming episodic Game of Thrones series will not be prequel. The game is going to be an adaptation of the HBO series and will run alongside Season 4 which premiers next month.
Telltale is going to be banking on the idea that there are very few who are not familiar with Game of Thrones. Hence, there is little need of providing additional episodes that explain the happenings of the earlier seasons. Then again CEO Dan Connors believes that the world is just too huge for them to take on prequels.
“I think the show provides a timeline, but the world is huge. You’re talking about the politics of an entire– it’s like Europe and some other continent,” Connors told Digital Trends. “There’s so much going on and it’s so rich. Every decision that King Joffrey makes impacts so many people. Any microcosm in that world [looking at how] people are affected by the decisions that are made plays out across the whole thing.”
The HBO Game of Thrones series’ first season was pretty much spot on but then deviated a bit from the books of George R.R. Martin. Telltale’s game is not going to rely on the series alone and will also draw heavily from the lore of the books.
“The show does a great job of interpreting George R.R. Martin’s work, and his work provides a huge dictionary of knowledge about what the franchise is. It’s really a dream to sit down and say, ‘What’s our space in this world? Where are we in this world?’ And the world offers you so much to explore.”
Telltale announced in December that its Game of Thrones series will release in 2014 as part of a “multi-year, multi-title” agreement with HBO. Telltale Games is also working on a new Borderlands spin-off, Tales from the Borderlands, in collaboration with Gearbox Software.
Source: Digital Trends