Elden Ring is one of the most anticipated games of early 2022, for many reasons. Obviously, the quality of FromSoftware’s previous works speaks volumes about how good this new game could be, but in the case of Elden Ring there’s another detail: George R.R. Martin, author of the Chronicles of Ice and Fire, as well as many other novels (The Destroyer is one of Miyazaki’s favorites), was also involved in its creation. Now we also find out precisely that the game texts were written by Miyazaki.
George R.R. Martin’s work has long since been completed and he was only responsible for creating the game world and its myths. Martin then left the baton to Miyazaki who not only created the actual plot and lore that we are going to discover but also wrote the game texts (together with his team, of course).
The information comes from an interview with IGN USA, in which FromSoftware’s Yasuhiro Kitao explains that: “In FromSoftware’s style, the story is told in fragments, and we didn’t deviate from our idea of giving the player a world and a narrative to interpret freely.” He added that Miyazaki was “at the forefront of the text, writing the text of the game”.
As a reminder, Elden Ring will arrive on 21 January 2022 on PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X|S. Here is all the information from Gamescom 2021.