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Bethesda passed on a Game of Thrones title
Game News - posted by VentilatorOfDoom on Wed 14 September 2011, 13:15:09Tags: Bethesda Softworks
Unfortunately Bethesda had to turn down the offer to make a "A Song of Ice and Fire" cRPG, Todd Howard explains.
“With A Song of Ice and Fire, we went ‘We want to do that!’ People in our studio liked it, and it seeped in a bit to what we were doing,” Howard explained. “We were actually asked a while ago to turn those books into games.”
So why didn’t they take the leap? According to Howard, the idea of a partnership was very tempting, but the team was just too invested in their own IP.
“We wanted to do our own world. That’s where we wanted to put out time into. Before we were even making Skyrim, there was a conversation with George R.R. Martin’s people. They thought it would be a good match—and so did we, actually—but then we thought about if that was where we wanted to spend our time. It was tempting, though.”
We can only imagine how awesome that would have been.
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