Since the announcement of Elden Ring, the participation of George RR Martin, the author of the series A Song of Ice and Fire (Game of Thrones), has been cause for conversation. Little by little, his role in the new FromSoftware production was revealed, which is heading its last months of development with the calendar set for February. Through a new entry on his personal blog, Martin has shared his experience and has admitted that although video games are not his thing, Hidetaka Miyazaki’s offer was irrefutable.
“A few years ago, Hidetaka Miyazaki and his incredible team of video game designers, the creators of the Dark Souls series, contacted me from Japan to help them create context and story for a new title they were working on, ”he writes. “Videogames aren’t really my thing,” though he stresses that he’s enjoyed strategy titles like Railroad Tycoon, Romance of the Three Kingdoms, and Master of Orion.
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Praises to FromSoftware
And why did you accept the offer of the study? “The offer was too exciting to refuse. Miyazaki and his team in FromSoftware they were doing something amazing with a wonderful art. What they wanted from me was for me to do a bit of world-building: a deep, dark, reverberating universe that would serve the game they planned to create. ” The creative affirms that he loves “creating worlds and writing imaginary stories.”
Martin adds that he did his part and sent it to his “new friends in Japan,” who continued to shape the production. And the years passed. Video games are like movies today (bigger, actually) … and they take just as long to make ”. With the launch just around the corner, the writer is clear: “I have to say, it looks amazing.”
Elden Ring will go on sale on February 25 en Xbox One, Xbox Series X, Xbox Series S, PS4, PS5 y PC.
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