Correction: this story originally incorrectly stated that From Software’s rumored new title could be a Game of Thrones game. Martin himself has only confirmed that he did some “consulting” work for a new game developed in Japan. What’s more, the rumor is that Martin is working with From Software on a new video game project of some kind but not necessarily a Game of Thrones game. GameSpot regrets the error.
HBO’s Game of Thrones is officially over, but the series is continuing with a two-hour documentary on May 26 and then potentially a new prequel TV show. Outside of TV, author George R.R. Martin is keeping busy. He wrote on his blog that he did some consulting work on a video game from a studio in Japan. He never says it is a Game of Thrones game, so he may only be doing consulting work for writing or other world-building, but it’s still exciting to think about.
Martin said this mysterious game is being developed “out of Japan.” Gematsu reports that Sekiro, Bloodborne, and Dark Souls developer FromSoftware is working on the game, which is an open-world title featuring horse-riding. Hidetaka Miyazaki is reportedly working on the title with Martin. It remains to be seen if it is a Game of Thrones game, however.
The game is said to be published by Bandai Namco, with a reveal at Microsoft’s E3 2019 briefing planned for June. The game has reportedly been in development for three years. Gematsu notes that it only confirmed this information with a single source but decided to publish its story in light of Martin’s blog post revealing a new game in development by a Japanese studio.
It would definitely be an intriguing development to learn that From Software was working on a new title from Hidetaka Miyazaki with the help of George R.R. Martin, even if it isn’t a Game of Thrones game. It is the kind of announcement that would be a huge get for Microsoft if it were to premiere at the Xbox E3 briefing. Even if the cat is out of the bag now–if this is even real–it’s exciting to think about.
From Software’s latest big release was Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice, which was published by Call of Duty publisher Activision. The game was received well by critics and it sold more than 2 million copies around the world in less than 10 days.
Correction: this story originally incorrectly stated that From Software’s title could be a Game of Thrones game. The only suggestion is that Martin is working with From Software on a new video game project of some kind.