Game of Thrones: Three studios that should make a GOT role-playing game in the future

Shadow Of War
Shadow Of War
Shreyansh Katsura

Game of Thrones currently sits at the very edge of the pop culture in the time we live in. Undoubtedly the TV show adaption of the book has quite the fan following and as its 8th and final season is coming to an end in just a span of a month, the biggest question remains as to where this global phenomenon goes next?

George RR Martin's 6th book in the series of 'The Song of Ice and Fire' is called 'The Winds of Winter' and currently doesn't have a release date. The only other medium left that could fully realize the potential of this iconic franchise is videogames. It's not like we haven't got a Game of Thrones games in the past. In fact, Telltale's GOT game was quite a hit among the fans. Other studios such as Atlus also released a Game of Thrones RPG back in 2012, which unfortunately released to mixed reviews and failed to garnish the attention it deserves.

As of 2019, more and more people are aware of Game Of Thrones and since video games have become a mainstream entertainment platform, now is the perfect time for a GOT game. A good AAA open-world RPG that would create a new benchmark in the video game industry just like the TV series adaption of the same did a few years back and continue to do so even now.

Here are 3 studios that I believe are perfect for making a Game of Thrones game.

#1 CD Projekt RED

Cyberpunk 2077
Cyberpunk 2077

Alright let's face it, CD Projekt RED has snatched away the throne from other major AAA developers when it comes to making a good single player RPG with a branching narrative and diversified cast of characters. The first and foremost thing important for a GOT game are fleshed out characters that the players will remember for a very very long time.

Since CD Projekt RED are really good at that, as well as in making a mature setting and dark environment, both of which are perfectly ideal for a GOT game. Also keep in mind that CD Projekt RED has been making games based upon previously created world/universe. Hence I don't see any reason why the Polish studio wouldn't be the first choice when it comes to making an incredible GOT game.

As of now, CD Projekt RED is fully devoted in shipping out there sci-fi RPG called Cyberpunk 2077, which unfortunately still doesn't have a release window. However the devs at the studio have confirmed that they are working on another game as well. Since WB partners with HBO, and WB also became a distributive and marketing partner of CD Projekt RED's The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt in North America. This is very much possible that the studio might again partner up with them to make a GOT game. Fingers crossed eh?

#2 Bethesda Game Studios

Elder Scrolls 6
Elder Scrolls 6

Before Bethesda announced their upcoming sci-fi game Starfield at last year's E3 2018 conference, there were rumours floating around that the studio might be working on an unannounced Game of Thrones game. Sadly though that didn't turn out to be the case. That doesn't mean I'm not excited for Starfield. I actually can't control my excitement for that game. But yes, now when I think about it, Bethesda still creates one of the best open world game experience and they would be the perfect studio for creating a world as of that of Westeros to be freely explored according to the player's will.

Player freedom is BGS's first priority and it would be amazing to see Bethesda recreate their own version of The Seven Kingdoms of the Westeros. Player's nameless character which they could create the way they like could freely explore the open world of this gigantic place.

Political tension has played a major role in BGS titles and the main plotline generally tends to focus on the player character deciding to join one of those factions. In Game of Thrones, players could choose to side with anyone the nine great houses and lead that house to the Iron Throne.

As of now, this all seems like a distant dream as Bethesda is totally engrossed in updating Fallout 76 and developing Starfield and Elder Scrolls 6, which are planned for the next generation of console. However as it seems BGS have expanded to four studios as of now. Alongside its headquarters in Rockville, Maryland, they now have studios in Austin, Montreal as well as Dallas. Since Bethesda likes to switch developments between their pre-production and post-production titles, who knows that the rumor regarding the Game of Thrones game might just be true.

#3 Monolith Productions

Shadow of War
Shadow of War

If any of these three studios have the most probability of working on a Game of Thrones game right now, I would say its the Monolith Productions. The studio responsible for bringing us two good Lord Of The Rings game in the form of Middle Earth: Shadow of Mordor and Shadow of War in 2014 and 2017 respectively.

Monolight Productions is owned by WB, which makes them even more liable towards making a Game of Thrones game. What's exciting is that the folks at Monolith are already working on a next-generation "single scalable, stream-able contiguous open world" game that may serve as a launch title for the PS5 and the next Xbox.

Assuming WB can easily get the rights to Monolith Productions, a GOT game is something this studio really needs at the moment. What with their incredible nemesis system, the player character would be able to take down all the families in the Westeros ( one at a time), indulge in large scale battles ( similar to the ones in Shadow of War) and finally sit at the Iron Throne. Now wouldn't that be cool?

What are your thoughts regarding this? Which studio do you think should make a Game of Thrones game? Tell me in the comments down below.

Edited by Kingshuk Kusari


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