Given how From Software has released one hit game after another with not only the Dark Souls franchise, but with titles like Bloodborne, and Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice, it’s understandable that whatever the From Software new game is, people will most likely be excited for it.
What if we told you that this From Software new game is being worked on by the developer with none other than A Song of Ice & Fire (a.k.a Game of Thrones) author George R.R. Martin? On Martin’s blog, the writer mentioned that he has “consulted on a video game out of Japan,” which is where From Software is based.
And me? I’m still here, and I’m still busy. 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. And then there’s Meow Wolf…
If that’s not enough to excite you, reputable site Gematsu mentions that a person “familiar with the ongoings” at From Software told the site that the game is internally known as “GR,” and has been in development for three years, is an open world game (with horse riding), and is a collaboration between Hidetaka Miyazaki and George R.R. Martin, and will be published by Bandai Namco Entertainment. It’s reportedly set to be announced at Microsoft’s E3 2019 press conference, so if all these are true, we don’t have to wait long now.
Could this be a From Software game centered around Game of Thrones or another new world entirely? Given that both From Software and Martin are involved, it’s definitely a project worth being excited over.