Fans may be on George R.R. Martin’s ass for not completing The Winds of Winter yet, but the celebrity author has taken his time to write up the lore for From Sofware’s latest hit, Elden Ring.
Talking to Edge (via IGN), Elden Ring director Hidetaka Miyazaki talks about getting Martin on board for the game and explains what it was like to have one of the most celebrated fantasy authors today working on his much-anticipated title. Miyazaki explains:
“I knew immediately from talking to him, it just became apparent his skill and his passion for the fantasy genre, and for games as well. There was a little bit of a generation gap between us, so I felt a bit apprehensive about going to these talks, but after a lot of these conversations, it was just like speaking with an old friend.”
We do not know precisely how much of the game’s story is Miyazaki’s or Martin’s, but it seems that Miyazaki had provided a lot of the world’s skeleton for Martin to write around. He further explained:
“We started off by giving him these very vague and broad themes and ideas for the mythos that I had swimming around in my head, along with what kind of games we typically make, and the sort of themes we’d like to explore in our games.”
For now, Elden Ring is coming out to be one of the most notable releases of the year, and it is probably thanks to allowing players the option to actually roam around and come back to challenges they are not ready for.
We do not know what the future of Elden Ring could be moving forward, but we do know a lot of fans are hoping that Martin finishes his Winds of Winter book sooner rather than later.
Elden Ring is now available for Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, PlayStation 4|5, and PC.