George R.R. Martin finished his work on Elden Ring years ago
Game of Thrones author George R. R. Martin has revealed that his contributions to Elden Ring were completed years ago.
His job was to establish the world-building of Elden Ring's fantasy universe, before handing the reins to the studio that would bring Elden Ring to life.
Foundation: Martin “worked up a fairly detailed background for them” and said “these games, they’re like movies, they take a long time to develop.” He hasn’t seen much of the game since that time.
Inspiration: Of course, the author wasn't left completely in the dark: “They would come and periodically show me some monsters they’d designed”. Game director Hidetaka Miyazaki says Martin's contributions were things they “couldn't have done by ourselves”.