George R.R. Martin Might Be Working on a Japanese Video Game

Game of Thrones might be over, but speculating about the series and everything in its orbit will probably never end. We’ve still got two books left in George R.R. Martin’s series, along with a handful of potential prequel TV series. Now, it looks like we have something else to speculate about. According to Gematsu, Martin is currently working on a video game project with Japanese developer From Software.

Martin teased in his latest Livejournal blog post that he has recently “consulted on a video game out of Japan.” He offered no further details, but Gematsu had some extra information based on sources they’ve spoken to. According to the site, YouTube channel Spawn Wave posted a video back in March that claimed Martin was working with From Software, who previously developed games like Dark Souls and Bloodborne. The game is allegedly an “open-world title” and Martin is said to be one of the lead writers on the project, which will allow players to explore various kingdoms and kill their leaders for knowledge.

Is the game based on Martin’s world of ice and fire, or is it a separate IP? We’re not sure, and even the additional information from Gematsu doesn’t seem to clear it up. They say that the project is currently being worked on under the code name “GR” and has been in development for the last three years. Japanese game director Hidetaka Miyazaki is said to be working with Martin, with Bandai Namco Entertainment Publishing.

Gematsu says to expect an official announcement about the game, which will likely come with loads more details than we’re able to piece together, at Microsoft’s E3 conference this June. We’ll definitely have our eyes peeled for more information as it comes in.

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