George R. R. Martin Talks About His Involvement With Elden Ring
In a blog post, Game of Thrones creator and renowned writer George R. R. Martin talks about his work on the upcoming Elden Ring.
Elden Ring is the first open-world project by From Software where they collaborated with George R. R. Martin to create the backstory, lore, and populate this world with rich characters. On the official website for the acclaimed author, he talks about how he received this opportunity.
A few years back, Hidetaka Miyazaki and his incredible team of game designers, the creators of the DARK SOULS videogame series, reached out from Japan to ask me to help them create the backstory and history for a new game they were working on. Now, video games are not really my thing — oh, I played a few back in the dawn of time, mainly strategy games like RAILROAD TYCOON, ROMANCE OF THE THREE KINGDOMS, and MASTER OF ORION — but this offer was too exciting to refuse. Miyazaki and his team from FromSoftware were doing groundbreaking stuff with gorgeous art, and what they wanted from me was just a bit of worldbuilding: a deep, dark, resonant world to serve as a foundation for the game they planned to create. And as it happens, I love creating worlds and writing imaginary history.
So I did my bit, and handed off to my new friends in Japan, and they took it from there. And years passed. Videogames are as big as movies these days (bigger, actually)… and take just as long to create.
But the day of ELDEN RING is finally at hand.
And I’ve got to say, it looks incredible.
While the author didn’t specify exactly what part of the game he helped to shape for From Software, he appears to be excited with their work. Perhaps the foundation of the Elden Ring world that backs its lore will be the work of George R. R. Martin.
The official word, for now, is that this is a collaboration between From Software and the GOT creator, so that’s all we have for now. You can get a taste of some of it in the latest story trailer.
Elden Ring is set to arrive on the PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series, and PC, on February 24, 2022.