Elden Ring gained significant attention when FromSoftware revealed they'd be working with George R.R. Martin, and it turns out the Game of Thrones writer already knew about Dark Souls. While not much of a gamer himself, Martin was aware of Dark Souls' reputation before being approached.
During an interview with GamesRadar, Elden Ring director and writer Hidetaka Miyazaki talked about the discussions held with George R.R. Martin. During this call, it was mentioned that Martin was already familiar with the Dark Souls games, which made Miyazaki pretty happy.
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Here’s the full quote from Miyazaki:
“Yes, I have some good memories of those initial discussions. Not so much for the content but just the general feelings I had speaking with George Martin. He actually knew about the Dark Souls games. He was aware of them and what they were about, so that made me happy. That sort of gave me a little bit of a boost. 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.”
Elden Ring launches later this month on February 25, coming to PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X, and PC. We'll keep you informed with further Elden Ring news as we hear it.