'Game of Thrones' Author George R.R. Martin Joins 'Dark Souls' Developers for 'Elden Ring' Game

BY Brock ThiessenPublished Jun 10, 2019

Following weeks of rumours, Game of Thrones creator George R.R. Martin has finally confirmed his next project is indeed a videogame — and one that comes in collaboration with Dark Souls mastermind Hidetaka Miyazaki.

At E3, it was revealed that Martin and Miyazaki's collaborative FromSoftware project is being called Elden Ring, and best of all, we already have a trailer for the seriously intense looking game.

Down below, you can watch the newly revealed trailer. But in typical FromSoftware fashion, it reveals little of what the actual game will be like, keeping things purposely vague and mysterious.

Elden Ring is expected to arrive in 2020, and the game will come to Xbox One, PS4 and PC.

Considering both Martin and Miyazaki are making the game, it also comes as a dark fantasy, but unlike Miyazaki's previous titles, he said this game will be "open world" — though with "unique and horrifying" bosses to fight.

"This is a FromSoftware title through and through," Miyazaki said in a press release. "We sincerely hope you look forward to it."

Martin added, "Building the world of Elden Ring with Miyazaki and his team was a treat. The graphics, mythos and action-RPG gameplay will deliver an unforgettable experience. I can't wait for people to see what Elden Ring has in store for them."

As The Independent reports, Miyazaki also revealed a bit more about the game's origins.

"The actual collaboration itself begun with Mr. Martin ever so politely confirming what sorts of themes, ideas as well as many game-related aspects I had envisioned for the game," he said. "This allowed us to have many free and creative conversations regarding the game, in which Mr. Martin later used as a base to write the overarching mythos for the game world itself.

"This mythos proved to be full of interesting characters and drama along with a plethora of mystical and mysterious elements as well. It was a wonderful source of stimulus for me and the development staff. Elden Ring's world was constructed using this mythos and stimulus as a base."

Miyazaki added, "Even I myself find it hard to contain my excitement from time to time. We hope that everyone else is looking forward to the world we have created."

Of course, though, there is still no word on when Martin will release his next Game of Thrones book.

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