George R R Martin’s Rumored Game Referenced In Sekiro Files
The famed author of the Game of Thrones / A Song of Ice and Fire series, George R R Martin recently got fans talking with the reveal of an upcoming video game project in the works. Little was divulged outside Martin’s work in Japan, leading an interesting array of rumors to suggest an official collaboration was underway with Dark Souls and Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice developer FromSoftware.
Rumors calling the project “GR” or “Great Rune,” fans have seemingly stumbled upon more evidence of this epic partnership, game files for this year’s Sekiro hiding references to the rumored George R R Martin title. According to FromSoftware modder TKGP on Twitter, the aforementioned reference is a folder path inside a material file, it standing out for containing the telling abbreviation “GR” rather than the “NTC” lettering usually found in Sekiro.
Apparently there was a sneaky little reference to Great Rune sitting here in the Sekiro material configs all along. pic.twitter.com/H5uKZOUzZi
— TKGP (@TKGP_) May 29, 2019
They always start their network paths with a different abbreviation for each game. This one path starts with N:\GR instead of the usual N:\NTC for Sekiro.
— TKGP (@TKGP_) May 29, 2019
Though it may not seem like much, this discovery would at least indicate the existence of something named “GR,” it being the George R R Martin’s game or otherwise. For such a file to appear in Sekiro, this unconfirmed project would’ve had to be in development alongside Sekiro, an idea that lines up nicely with Great Rune’s rumored three-year development. Katalash over on Reddit added a bit more fuel to this idea, surmising GR is in development with FromSoftware’s internal game engine rather than Unreal Engine 4, as some rumors have suggested.
Something as small as a few letters in a file path are hardly confirmation of a George R R Martin / FromSoftware game, especially as a collaboration has never been officially confirmed . Though, the presence of such evidence does make the prospect a bit likelier than average, especially when considering the Dark Souls developer’s penchant for working on multiple projects at once and leaving behind Easter eggs in their games. If all comes true, fans will know if “Great Rune” is a reality come E3 2019 later this month.
Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice is out now for PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.
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