The header video is a trailer retracing the story of Elden Ring. It was published on the occasion of the Game Awards, the Oscars of video games, on December 10, 2023.
Announced at E3 2019 via a small teaser, it was on this occasion that the collaboration between From Software screenwriter Hidetaka Miyazaki and George RR Martin was revealed. If the details of this association will probably remain forever walled up in the studio’s establishments in Shibuya in Tokyo, George RR Martin published this weekend a little post on his blog providing some small details about this partnership.
He indicates that Hidetaka and his team, the creators of the series Dark souls, contacted him a few years ago to help them create the story and the stories of the protagonists of their new title. If he admits that video games are not his cup of tea, he believes he could not have refused:
It’s true that video games aren’t really my thing. Oh, I played in my time, mostly strategy games like Railroad Tycoon, Romance of the Three Kingdoms and Master of Orion. But From Software’s offer was too exciting to refuse.
An enthusiasm that he justifies by “the revolutionary things made by FromSoftware“, with a sublime artistic direction. RR Martin mentions just having to add a bit of script construction to Elden Ring with “a deep, dark world that would serve as an echo and basis for the game From Software wanted to create“.
That’s good for the writer of Iron Throne, fitted as standard with Game Of Thrones : he loves to create worlds and write imaginary stories. This is where the collaboration begins:
So I did part of my job, and gave it to my new friends in Japan who managed the sequel. And the years have passed. Today, video games are as big as movies (or even bigger in fact). It takes so long to create them.
And the more the days go by, the closer we get to the release of Elden Ring. And if the game excited more than one thanks to the various beta phases that took place in November, so is George RR Martin:
The day of Elden Ring is just around the corner. And I have to say he looks amazing.
If it is even Georges RR Martin who says it … We will still have to wait until February 25 and the release of Elden Ring on PC, PS5, PS4, Xbox Series and Xbox One to be clear about it.
Source: George RR Martin Blog