Following the finale of Game of Thrones, author of A Song of Ice and Fire, George R.R. Martin posted on his blog about some of his other projects, including some involvement on a video game out of Japan.
Below is the quote from George R.R. Martin:
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…
While he doesn’t go into detail about the game, there’s been rumors surrounding the writer being involved on a new project from Dark Souls developer FromSoftware, rumors which were fueled by Spawn Wave on YouTube who said that the project in question is an open-world title by FromSoftware, with George R.R. Martin as one of its lead writers.
According a source by Gematsu who is familiar with the matter, the project, which is known internally as its acronym of “GR,” has been in development for three and a half years. The source also says that it is an open-world title that includes features such as horse-riding, and it is indeed a collaboration between FromSoftware president Hidetaka Miyazaki and George R.R. Martin.
The project is also expected to be published by Bandai Namco and unveiled during Microsoft’s E3 2019 press conference, but for now we’ll take it with a grain of salt until further information becomes available.