It’s safe to say that Elden Ring has become a great game. Not only because of the game and its various mechanics, but also because of its deep lore. As we know, George RR Martin developed the game’s original lore and characters, which were later twisted into the nightmarish versions we’ve seen thanks to director Hidetaka Miyazaki and his team. It seems Bandai Namco likes this formula and might just apply it to another project.
Fantasy author Brandon Sanderson seems to be a huge fan of FromSoftware games. In a recent live stream, Sanderson opened a package sent to him by the studio containing all sorts of Elden Ring goodies. Then he mentioned that he actually had a game idea that he wanted to propose to Bandai Namco.
“They’re interested in maybe doing something together, that says,” he said. “Actually, so am I. Here’s how I roll: I actually have a pitch in mind for them… so maybe I need to send them my pitch and see what they think.”
As a Soulsborne fan, Sanderson was understandably a bit testy when Martin was offered the Elden Ring job, wishing the developers had approached him instead (thanks VGC).
“I always have a place for everything,” he said during an episode of his podcast. “That is the thing. For example: ‘If I ever made a Soulsborne game, what would I do?’ You know what happened when I thought, ‘I was wondering what I would do if I ever wrote a Magic: The Gathering story?’ I spent four years developing a Magic: The Gathering story, and when Magic contacted me and said, “Hey, do you want to write a story?” I could say, “Yeah, I already have one and I’m going to write it !” And I did.”
“Likewise I was like, ‘What would I do if I made a Soulsborne game?’ Of course I can’t decide that, can I? But I have it in the back of my mind, so you might hear from me. I have some ideas… I always have ideas.”
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