Bandai Namco is not done working with famous fantasy authors. Author Brandon Sanderson is well known for his fantastic writing; in particular, the Born of the Mists series. He also completed that of Robert Jordan The wheel of time after the death of the author. Given their work with George RR Martin for Ring of EldenBandai Namco has expressed interest in working with Sanderson in the future soulsborne game after sending him a Ring of Elden Present box.
The Ring of Elden Collaboration with Brandon Sanderson
In a YouTube live stream, Sanderson unpacked a Ring of Elden package sent by Bandai Namco. The package contained many goodies, including a map of the world, a wooden cup of Malenia, Blade of Miquella, a cape and a sword. Sanderson joked that he expected them to ship a copy of the game, but “it’s cooler, I can buy the game” as he admired the sword. In addition to all these special gifts, Bandai Namco left her a wax-sealed, hand-burnt letter.
A member of the production team joked that it was an “I’m sorry I hired George” package, referring to George RR Martin. Sanderson laughed, insisting he was happy that George RR Martin and Bandai Namco had teamed up. However, the team urged Sanderson to read the contents of the letter. After going through the letter, Sanderson announced Bandai Namco’s intentions:
“They’re interested in maybe doing something together, which I am too.”
Sanderson added that he already had a pitch in mind that he would sit on “if he ever had the chance”. He compared it to his work with magic the gathering, as he also sat on the pitch for the game before Wizards of the Coast even contacted him about a collaboration. “If I were to make a soulsborne game, what would I do? thought Sanderson.
“Perhaps you will hear something from me. I have ideas, I always have ideas. But it was really nice, I appreciate that.
The soulsborne collaborations continue
For Ring of EldenGeorge RR Martin provided material to shape the world while Hidetaka Miyazaki directed the game. It would be very interesting to see what the collaborative minds of Brandon Sanderson and Bandai Namco could do with a future soulsborne game, be it a Ring of Elden sequel or not. Such a collaboration would be simply spectacular.