Developer FromSoftware has twisted Game of Thrones Author George RR Martins story for Eldenring to the point where Martin “might be a bit shocked” when he sees what’s happening to some of the characters, says game director Hidetaka Miyazaki.
Miyazaki highlighted these changes in an interview with Game Informer Elden Ring cover story. Martin’s name is closely connected with it Eldenring, but FromSoftware previously stressed that the writer just made up the backstory and lore for that world and let FromSoftware go wild from there in terms of writing dialogue and making the game.
Miyazaki believes that FromSoftware’s interpretation of this lore is not as focused on the human element as Martin was in making it Eldenring‘s backstory.
“When Martin was writing these characters and when he was creating this origin story and this myth for the world of Eldenring, these demigods were much closer to their original form and perhaps closer to human form back then, before the Shattering,” explained Miyazaki. “So it was more up to us to interpret that and say, ‘How did they become such inhuman monsters? And how did the insane taint of the shattered shards of the Elden ring and its power affect them.’”
Martin previously said on his blog on which he finished his work Eldenring years and have only been shown regular updates and designs since then. Miyazaki’s statements here support this.
“I think if we get a chance to show Martin, and if he gets a chance to see the game and these characters, maybe he’ll be a little bit shocked,” says Miyazaki. “When he wrote them, he really envisioned something more human, a bit more traditional human drama and fantasy characters. I hope he gets a kick out of it.”
Eldenring will be released on February 25, 2022 for PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One and Xbox Series X.