George R.R. Martin has amplified the rumours he’s working on a video game with From Software, and it could be revealed at E3 2019.
From Software are said to be revealing their next game at E3 2019, and George R.R. Martin has perhaps confirmed his involvement by announcing that he has been consulting on a video game developed in Japan.
YouTuber Spawn Wave posted a video a while back that said George R.R. Martin was one of the lead writers on an open-world video game by From Software.
Per the YouTuber, the title takes place in a large landscape where players visit various kingdoms and obtain abilities by killing the leaders of said realms.
This game was said to be revealed at E3 2019, but there have also been rumours that From Software will reveal at this year’s expo a dark fantasy multi-platform title that includes swords and lasers.
However, according to Gematsu, the From Software game that will be revealed at this year’s E3 is the collaboration with Martin.
Apparently, Gematsu has been told by a familiar source that From Software’s project is internally referred to as “GR”, and that it has been in development for three years.
It’s supposedly an open-world video game with horse riding, and it’s a collaboration between Hidetaka Miyazaki and Martin that will be published by Bandai Namco.
Microsoft are the ones who will make the announcement at their E3 press conference, and that’s all there is to go on.
In addition to Martin’s collaboration and the dark fantasy epic, there have also been rumours of a From Software game set during a “100 year Civil War”.
This civil war is said to have a Norse theme with frost giants and draugr, and it follows the disappearance of the Kingdom’s knights, who have gone out in search of an artefact that will aid them in the wars to come.
You can read more about the rumoured game over at Game Rant, but an interesting titbit is that the director is Yui Tanimura instead of Miyazaki. It’s highly unlikely From Software will announce their next two video games after Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice, but this means it’s plausible that both games are real.
Fortunately, we won’t have to wait too long to see if there’s any truth to the Martin x From Software rumours as E3 2019 is right around the corner.