Hot on the heels of a hoax about Bethesda and Rockstar making a Game of Thrones game, another studio making a game on that property has been revealed. Obsidian Entertainment was apparently contacted to ask about making an Obsidian Entertainment Game of Thrones game back in 2005, but they turned it down.
There have been a few Game of Thrones game over the course of the original show’s run, but those were all after the show and the series got extremely popular, around 2011. Back in 2005 the show wasn’t even being made yet, so Obsidian would have beat Telltale Games and Atlus to the punch.
According to Obsidian co-founder Feargus Urquhart, the reason that they had turned down the possibility of making an Obsidian Entertainment Game of Thrones game is mainly because they like to make games where the players feel important, and the Game of Thrones books don’t really make people show that.
Game of Thrones has its main plots take place across a huge continent, and if there was an actual game about it then players in that game likely would not be filling any truly important role, at least not as a custom character. Instead in order to be important, players would have to take on the role of one of the main characters of the books.
While Telltale’s Game of Thrones series did give players the chance to be part of at least some sort of big event in the series, even if you only played a minor house, but you were still able to interact with some of the main characters like Tyrion Lannister and Jon Snow.
However, we’ll likely be stuck with Telltale, or whoever else wants to make a game that takes place in the Game of Thrones universe, since an Obsidian Entertainment Game of Thrones game isn’t going to be coming anytime soon.