If there’s one author who knows a thing or two about dark medieval fantasy, it’s George R.R. Martin. And if there’s one developer that knows a thing or two about dark medieval fantasy video games, it’s From Software. Now, a recent rumor suggests the Song of Ice and Fire author and Dark Souls developer have teamed up.
A Potential George R.R. Martin/From Software Collaboration
Even ignoring the two SoIaF books he has yet to release, George R.R. Martin is a very busy man. His most recent blog post celebrated the end of the Game of Thrones television series and teased his upcoming projects:
“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,” he wrote. “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.”
It was that last bit about consulting on a Japanese video game that quirked a few eyebrows. Multiple rumors and reports suggest From Software is planning on announcing a new game during next month’s E3 conference. The rumors also suggest George R.R. Martin collaborated directly with From studio head and director Hidetaka Miyazaki.
More Games On The Way
Now, as you might imagine, none of the above should be taken as strict fact just yet. So far, the only thing that’s been confirmed for certain is that Martin consulted on a Japanese video game. There’s no hard evidence to suggest that game is being developed by From Software. However, we do know that From has two unannounced games in development, one of which could be unveiled at E3.
For the time being, the best Dark Souls fans can do is wait and see what happens during E3. Having Martin attached to a new From Software game would certainly boost its cache a great degree. Even without Martin, the prospect of another dark fantasy From Software game is exciting all on its own.
Thanks, PC Gamer.