Tuesday, May 21, 2019

George R.R. Martin Hints at From Software Collaboration Rumor

Game of Thrones creator George R.R. Martin rumored to be in collaboration with From Software for a Souls-like game.

You can easily tell that after launching Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice, developer From Software is already up to their next project. Reports say that two unannounced projects are currently at works other than Dark Souls: Remastered and Metal Wolf Chaos XD.

Also, now that HBO's fantasy drama TV show Game of Thrones series finale is aired, what would author George R. R. Martin be doing next? Could he get involved in collaboration with the popular Japanese studio for a brand-new video game?

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George R.R. Martin Hints at From Software Collaboration Rumor

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According to a recent Blog post, aside from writing the final two books of Game of Thrones and busy being a producer to five other TV shows, Martin recently has consulted on a video game out of Japan, possibly teasing an early rumor.

Although he is well versed in great world-building elements like dark storytelling and creating fictional kingdoms with dragons in it, it is highly unlikely for next From Software game to be another sequel to Souls franchise.

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In an interview from 2016, Dark Souls series director and From Software president, Hidetaka Miyazaki confirmed that there are no plans for a sequel and even if there was one, it would take at least 5 years for them to start developing it.

Reports also say that, this upcoming IP has been in development for nearly three years now and is being referred as "GR". It is likely to be an open-world game that has features like horse riding and would be published by Bandai Namco.

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Could it be Bloodborne 2 or maybe a sequel to Sekiro? The latter has enough potential to carry out its legacy by itself. Or maybe studio stuffs are calling it "GR" by taking first two initials from Martin's name because of his involvement?

Given how Sekiro got a full title reveal at E3 2018 before releasing earlier this year, we probably can expect a reveal for this upcoming project at E3 2019 press conference on June 9, which is only a few weeks away from now.