Developed by FromSoftware, 2022’s action role-playing game; Elden Ring is directed by Hidetaka Miyazaki, with fantasy writer George R.R. Martin providing the world-building for the game. The video game that is presented from a third-person perspective follows the players on a quest to repair the Elden Ring and become the new Elden Lord.

George R.R.Martin talks about Elden Ring Adaptation
Elden Ring | FromSoftware

Elden Ring features an online multiplayer mode in which players can join through cooperative play to fight bosses or engage in player vs. player combat. The video game has been cited as one of the greatest games of all time, with players and critics appreciating its direction toward an open world, setting, gameplay systems, and more. George R.R. Martin recently teased a live-action version of the game.

George R. R. Martin addresses rumors of a possible live-action adaptation of Elden Ring

Author George R.R. Martin, who is famously known for his work on the series of epic fantasy novels A Song of Ice and Fire, worked with FromSoftware on the writing of Elden Ring. The video game has been a huge success, as it managed to sell 25 million copies, making it one of the best-selling games of all time.

Director Hidetaka Miyazaki had admired Martin’s work and hoped that his contribution to the video game would provide a more accessible narrative for the players. Upon its release on February 25, 2022, the video game quickly became one of the most beloved games for the players as it included elements that were similar to those in previously developed video games by FromSoftware. These include Dark Souls, Bloodborne, and Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice.

George R.R.Martin talks about Elden Ring Adaptation
Elden Ring is considered for a live-action adaptation | FromSoftware

After director Miyazaki hinted that FromSoftware was open to the idea of a live-action adaptation of Elden Ring, rumors started to circulate that a live-action movie or TV series is in development. Martin decided to add more fuel to the fire. In his official blog post, he wrote, (via Gamer)

Oh, and about those rumors you may have heard about a feature film or television series based on Elden Ring… I have nothing to say. Not a word, nope, not a thing. I know nothing; you never heard a peep from me, mum mum mum. What rumor?

The author did not state anything directly, but his addressing the rumor has given fans hope for the live-action adaptation of their favorite video game. An author who already knows a thing or two about adaptation, given that he’s attached to the adaptations of HBO’s House of the Dragon and Game of Thrones, could help in making that live-action come to reality.

Fans react to George R.R. Martin’s comments on the live-action adaptation

Ardent players/fans of the video game have now reacted to Martin teasing a probable live-action movie or a television series for their beloved video game. They took to their social media and expressed their views on how this probable future of Elden Ring looks to them, with one adding, ‘What a legend, but most video game adaptations are subpar, and another adding, ‘A movie will be a bad idea, but a TV series will be awesome’. Some of the fans were only concerned with the author not finishing up the last two Game of Thrones books and advised him to do that.

George R.R.Martin talks about Elden Ring Adaptation
Fans have mixed reactions to Elden Ring’s probable adaptation | FromSoftware

A user reminded, ‘George said his next book was going to release before 2021. I take whatever he has to say as a bold face lie in 2024’. Another user blatantly said that they do not need a live-action adaptation of Elden Ring, with a third user writing that not every successful video game needs a damn show.

Director Hidetaka Miyazaki had previously shared in his interview with The Guardian;

I don’t see any reason to deny another interpretation or adaptation of Elden Ring, a movie, for example. But I don’t think myself or FromSoftware, have the knowledge or ability to produce something in a different medium.

He added that with Martin’s writing, plenty of lore can be explored, adding that they’d have to build a lot of trust and agreement on whatever they are trying to achieve. He concluded that there was interest for sure but didn’t specify what direction they were looking into.

Elden Ring fans are preoccupied with the recently released Shadow of the Erdtree, the game’s huge expansion, which has already sold nearly 5 million copies.

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