Game of Thrones Creator George R.R. Martin Confirms Work on a Japanese Video Game, Adding Credence to FromSoftware Rumors
Maybe Martin's rumored collaboration with FromSoftware is real after all.
Earlier this year, a new rumor stemming from YouTube channel Spawn Wave stated that Game of Thrones creator George R.R. Martin was working in collaboration with Dark Souls and Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice developer FromSoftware on a new project of sorts. To many, the rumor seemed too wild to be true, but as of now, it may have just become all the more likely.
In a new blog post from Martin’s official website, the famed writer himself confirmed that he has indeed been working on a video game project. Martin touched on this when talking about the work that he has coming up in the future now that the Game of Thrones TV show has ended. He also specifically mentioned the region in which the game is from simply saying, “I’ve consulted on a video game out of Japan.”
Obviously, this doesn’t specifically mean that Martin is indeed working with From on a new title, but it really makes you think, doesn’t it? While there are hundreds of different developers that Martin could be working with out of Japan, it’s easy to immediately assume that FromSoftware is the developer in question given what we’ve heard previously.
It’s also worth throwing out there that I’ve heard similar murmurings of Martin working with FromSoftware in the past, long before the original rumor started making waves earlier in this year. I’ve never had enough information or sources on the project that would warrant me talking about the potential collaboration in a separate story, but considering this rumor seems to be getting more possible at this point, I figured now was as good of a time as any to mention what I have heard. Obviously, don’t take it as complete truth just yet, but I wouldn’t be surprised if this crossover is real.
Hopefully, if this collaboration is actually happening, we hear something of it sooner rather than later. I know that the idea of Martin working with one of my personal favorite developers in FromSoftware gets me extremely excited. Maybe if we’re lucky, E3 2019 could be where the existence of this title that Martin has worked on will be unveiled.