We've known for some time now that George RR Martin had done some work for From Software's upcoming Elden Ring, but now we have some more details.
The author spoke to broadcaster WWTW – as spotted by Twitter user @EldenRingUpdate and reported on by Eurogamer – while visiting Northwestern University's Medill School of Journalism to receive an honorary doctorate. In the interview, he said that his contributions to Elden Ring were in fact done "years ago" and centered on the game's setting and world-building.
Elden Ring was revealed back at E3 2019. We didn't hear much about the upcoming release for some time; that's until a new trailer was released for the title at Summer Game Fest as part of E3. Not only did this show off gameplay, but it also revealed that the game is set to launch in January 2022.
“With Elden Ring, we have applied all our dark fantasy and action-RPG expertise cultivated throughout the Dark Souls series, in order to create a bold, classical evolution of the genre,” From Software director Hidetaka Miyazaki said.
“We've crafted a rich world with a staggering sense of scale, based off of legends written for the game by George R. R. Martin. Elden Ring is a world full of mystery and peril, ready to be explored and discovered; a drama in which various characters flaunt their own mystique and ulterior motives. We sincerely hope you enjoy experiencing it for yourself.”