George R.R. Martin—the writer behind the critically acclaimed novel “A Song of Ice and Fire” along with the TV series adaptation of it “Game of Thrones” is apparently working on a Japanese videogame, likely to be a FromSoftware game.
George R.R Martin, of course, a name that doesn’t require an introduction these days. His massive fantasy novel “A Song of Ice and Fire” was adapted into an HBO TV series called “Game of Thrones”. GoT saw its final episode aired on Sunday and one of the biggest TV shows in history came to an end.
In a blog post titled ‘An Ending’, published yesterday on the author’s website, Martin expressed his emotions and thoughts regarding Game of Throne’s ending. He also discussed his future projects such as his upcoming novel “The Winds of Winter”. One of the most unexpected reveals from Martin was when he wrote:
“I’ve consulted on a video game out of Japan”.
Of course, there have been various rumors for a while that George R.R. Martin has been working closely with FromSoftware, the studio behind games such as Darksouls, Bloodborne, and the recent Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice.
Back in March, YouTube channel “Spawn Wave” posted a video which discussed Martin collaborating with FromSoftware on a game. The leaked information was later backed up by a known insider and journalist, Liam Robertson.
According to Gematsu, the FromSoftware game has been in development for the past three years and is an open-world, fantasy title that features horseback riding.
Gematsu’s source also claims that the game is in collaboration from Hidetaka Miyazaki and George R.R. Martin and will be published by Bandai Namco. The source also claims the game will be showcased during Microsoft’s E3 2019 press conference.
Since FromSoftware hasn’t officially announced anything regarding a game or a collaboration with George R.R. Martin, it is best to treat this information with a grain of salt. It seems the only thing fans can do is sit tight, and wait for Microsoft’s E3 2019 press conference which is due June 9th at 4:00 PM ET /1 PM PT.