The contribution of George R. R. Martin to FromSoftware’s Elden Ring is the proverbial icing on the cake that so many followers are ready for. The famed creator behind the saga of epic fantasy novels A Tune of Ice and Fireplace labored on the sport’s worldbuilding and characters.
In a blog post penned a few days ago, George R. R. Martin defined why he accepted this proposition regardless of his tepid ardour for gaming (by his personal admission, he solely performed previous technique video games like Railroad Tycoon, Romance of the Three Kingdoms, and Grasp of Orion).
A number of years again, Hidetaka Miyazaki and his unimaginable group of recreation designers, the creators of the DARK SOULS videogame sequence, reached out from Japan to ask me to assist them create the backstory and historical past for a brand new recreation they have been engaged on.
Miyazaki and his group from FromSoftware have been doing groundbreaking stuff with beautiful artwork, and what they needed from me was only a little bit of worldbuilding: a deep, darkish, resonant world to function a basis for the sport they deliberate to create. And because it occurs, I like creating worlds and writing imaginary historical past.
So I did my bit, and handed off to my new pals in Japan, they usually took it from there. And years handed. Videogames are as large as films as of late (greater, really)… and take simply as lengthy to create.
However the day of ELDEN RING is lastly at hand.
And I’ve obtained to say, it appears to be like unimaginable.
Elden Ring is for certain to prime many most anticipated lists for 2023, that is for positive. After a slight one-month delay, the sport is ready to launch on February twenty fifth for PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, and Xbox Collection S|X. Try Kai’s hands-on preview from the Closed Community Check to search out out his first impressions.