Elden Ring 2022 is one of the most awaited games, and in principle, its launch is not too far away, and we hope that it will not be delayed further than February. George R. R. Martin, author of the Fire and Ice song novel cycle and one of the lead producers on the Battle for Thrones series, is known to have developed FromSoftware’s open-world Soulsborne backstory with the developers. So Martin’s influence will be felt on the RPG, but it’s about what other works have inspired Elden Ring. That turned out too.
Hidetaka Miyazaki, FromSoftware President, Elden Ring Director and Writer, gave an interview to Edge magazine (via WccftechIn this he revealed the inspiration and world of the game. “It is difficult to name a single source of inspiration that greatly influenced the Elden Ring. A lot of previous works have defined the creative process in many ways: The Lord of the Rings, Michael Murcock’s Eternal Hero series, some RPGs like RuneQuest and so on,” Miyazaki said. Lots of decorations. There is a theme I took from various sources that influenced the development of Elden Ring.”
Hidetaka Miyazaki also mentioned in the interview what it was like working with George RR Martin, with whom they developed the background story. He was, of course, inspiring to work with such a big name, helping Miyazaki create something new, something completely different from Dark Souls. He and other developers from FromSoftware visited Martin in person, and despite the large age gap between them, he was seen as more or less an older friend. Incidentally, Hidetaka Miyazaki reiterated that the writer did not work on the story itself, the dialogues, which was a deliberate limitation because they didn’t want this to limit GRR Martin’s imagination while writing the background story.
Elden Ring will be released on February 25, 2022 for PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One and Xbox Series X/S. By the way, Martin himself has commented on the game, here you can read what he thinks about it.