The author of the fantasy saga ‘Mistborn’ reveals that Bandai Namco sent him a package and a letter to collaborate on future projects; Sanderson has ideas for a Souls-type game.
Elden Ring, FromSoftware’s latest and most successful work, has marked a starting point for the Japanese studio to collaborate with some of the most acclaimed writers on the current scene to shape their following stories and universes. As you may well know, George RR Martin, author of the famous literary saga A Song of Ice and Firecollaborated with the creative Hidetaka Miyazaki to develop the lore of the lauded open-world title. In this sense, Bandai Namco, publisher of Dark Souls and Elden Ring, is interested in collaborating with the writer Brandon Sanderson for future projects.

Sanderson is known for his sagas of fantastic literature – Mistborn or The Stormlight Archive, among others – in the same universe known as the Cosmere. In general, we could say that he is one of the most popular authors of the genre today. During a live broadcast on his YouTube channel, the writer showed a large package with Elden Ring items that he had received from Bandai Namco itself. Upon opening it, Sanderson discovered that the box contained a sword and cape and a note addressed to him from the editor.

The writer has an idea for a Souls-like game.

Although he did not read the letter during the broadcast, Sanderson commented that “they are interested in doing something together.” The good news is that the author added that he is also interested in collaborating with Bandai Namco, that he has “a proposal for them,” and that he plans to send it to them to “see what they think of it.” The truth is that Sanderson’s statements do not end here, and the writer was honest in explaining that in the past, he had already thought of an idea for a Souls-type game.

“I always have a pitch for everything. That’s the thing. Like, ‘If I was ever going to make a Soulsborne game, what would I do?’ You know what happened when I thought, ‘I wonder what I would do if I ever wrote a Magic: The Gathering story? I spent four years developing a Magic: The Gathering story so that when Magic got in touch with me and said, ‘ Hey, do you want to write a story? I could say, ‘yeah, I already have one, and I’ll write it!’ And I did,” he explained. “In the same way, I’ve been thinking, ‘What would I do if I made a Soulsborne-type game? That’s not up to me. But it’s in my head, so maybe you’ll hear something from me. I have some ideas. …” he added to his previous statements.

Sanderson believes that Bandai Namco should have chosen him instead of Martin.

As you remember from VGC, Sanderson argued during a live broadcast earlier this year that Bandai Namco should have contacted him instead of Martin to work on Elden Ring. “From Software decides to make a fantasy game and team up with a fantasy novelist, right? And they pick someone who blogs about the NFL all day instead of the person playing their games since King’s Field and has consistently included his games in the top 10 overtime? What are you guys thinking?

“In case you didn’t know, they went to see George, and they made a game with George, and I say George doesn’t play video games. George has no idea. So anyway, there you have it,” Sanderson settled.


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