A recent leak on Target caused a real stir online. The retailer created an apparent listing on its website for an upcoming title ‘Bethesda: Game Of Thrones‘.
Many gamers consider Bethesda to be the best developers in the business, having created the Elder Scrolls series, most specifically Skyrim, an epic fantasy game that many believe since its initial release in 2011 to still be the best ever. It would be only natural for us to see the potential in Bethesda creating an open-world ‘Game Of Thrones’ game. It could truly be the “perfect” game.
The fans’ excitement was quickly debunked however, with an official statement from a spokesman from the gaming giants who basically said that the whole story is a hoax: “This is not a real product – we’re sorry for any confusion.”
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This whole listing does seem extremely suspect, especially that Target didn’t even have as much as even a short description on the game. We’ve seen leaks from retailers happen before, even with Bethesda’s own Fallout 4 in 2011. It happens with Call Of Duty games nearly every year. Every time it occurs (and the game is real) we always get a short description of the game or an image before the listing is taken down. With this puzzling ‘Game Of Thrones’ title, it does seem a little odd that the leak was specifically only the games title.
It is a known fact the back in the first season of HBO’s ‘Game Of Thrones’, Bethesda were actually offered to create a Skyrim-like game in the setting and story of Westeros from the show and A Song of Ice and Fire books. In spite of this great offer, the game studio opted to decline so they could continue to work on and develop their Elder Scrolls series. Do you think that due to the unbelievable success of GoT their heads have been turned? Bethesda have confirmed their next big game will release in late 2018. Todd Howard from Bethesda explained that they were up for it, but for one problem, see below:
“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.”
“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.”