Elden Ring

A Song of Ice and Fire author George R.R. Martin, whose book series was turned into HBO's Game of Thrones, also helped to build the world of Elden Ring. However, during an interview with Chicago news network WTTW, Martin seems to misrepresent the game as a sequel to Dark Souls.

After being asked how working on a video game was different for him, Martin said, "Well, it actually is considerably different. I've played some video games. I'm not a big video gamer. But the game is called The Elden Ring, and it's a sequel to a video game that came out a few years ago called Dark Souls, and it came out of Japan."

While it would be interesting if Elden Ring were a sequel to Dark Souls, that is likely not the case. Later on in the same interview, Martin spoke about his work on the game specifically, saying that he was brought in to build the game's world. "My work on it [Elden Ring] was actually done years ago," said Martin. "These games, they're like movies, they take a long time to develop. Basically they wanted a world created to set the game in, they wanted worldbuilding."