In a blog post, George R.R. Martin thanked Hidetaka Miyazaki for the opportunity to be part of the game’s creation.
After its release on PC and consoles five days ago, almost every gamer is talking about Elden Ring, as it has already become one of the biggest releases of the year. The title has had a great start in terms of sales, but while the developers are celebrating, one famous person who was also involved in creating the game has been missing for the past week.
We’re talking about George R.R. Martin, best known as the creator of the A Song of Ice and Fire series of novels, adapted for television as Game of Thrones. The writer was somewhat involved in creating the world of Elden Ring. Although his involvement was minor, he wanted to respond on his personal blog to what he thought of the game’s grand premiere, in addition to thanking the FromSoftware team.
“The wait is over,” Martin begins. “After years of development, Elden Ring was released last week and has been a huge success in the gaming world. But don’t listen to me! FromSoftware hired me to build their world, so I can hardly be objective. Check out the reviews.”
“Unique, a masterpiece, beautiful and brutal, a sumptuous open world… Music to the ear. Of course, almost all the credit goes to Hidetaka Miyazaki and his team of game designers who have been working for half a decade or more to create the best video game ever made. It has been an honour to know and work with them and to play a role, even if in a small way, in creating this fantastic world and making Elden Ring such a success,” he concludes his post.
Elden Ring has been available on PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One and Xbox Series X | S since last Friday, and in the first few days, the developers have already released some updates to address performance issues and fix bugs.