That Game of Thrones MMORPG isn't as big a deal as we thought

This video game will allow players to run around the North when the Boltons are in charge of Winterfell and Jon Snow is at the Wall.
Kit Harington as Jon Snow in Game of Thrones
Kit Harington as Jon Snow in Game of Thrones /

UPDATE: Redanian Intelligence has updated their story to clarify that this game is being made by Netmarble, not Nexon. The game is actually a mobile game announced years ago.

George R.R. Martin's novel A Game of Thrones came out in 1996, and HBO's TV adaptation of his ongoing book series in 2011. The Game of Thrones franchise has been around for nearly three decades, and in that time we've gotten a few video game spinoffs. The most successful are probably Telltale's choose-your-own-adventure-type games, but there have been various mobile games as well.

But there's never been a huge, splashy, epic Game of Thrones video game with a huge budget. Lots of people over the years have wanted to traverse Westeros as a knight fighting in huge battles, or maybe a power player trying to stay one step ahead of their enemies within the halls of great lords. Maybe a new project can slake that thirst: according to Redanian Intelligence, Korean video game publisher Nexon is working on a massively multiplayer online role-playing game (MMORPG) set in the Seven Kingdoms.

While Redanian Intelligence is usually pretty accurate with its scoops, we should clarify that this is still a rumor, albeit an exciting one. A MMORPG, if you're not aware, is a game with tons of players all sharing the same space; famous examples include World of Warcraft and Final Fantasy XIV. There are some players out there who probably want an epic single-player Game of Thrones experience, but this is still a big deal, if true.

According to RI, this untitled game would be set around the fourth or fifth season of the Game of Thrones TV show, and would feature Witerfell and the Wall as locations. This is around the time when the Bolton family is in charge of Winterfell and Jon Snow and Samwell Tarly are at the Wall, carrying out their duties as members of the Night's Watch. The protagonist would be a new character; if this is like most MMORPGs, they'll be someone the players creates right when they start playing.

In the past, Nexon has published games like The Finals, Warhaven and Kartrider. So far as we can tell, they haven't officially confirmed that they're working on this Game of Thrones, but RI thinks it could come out as early as 2025 or 2026. We'll keep our ear to the ground.

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