A couple of weeks ago, remove solid clues began to circulate on the internet pointing to George R.R. Martin (Song of Ice and Fire) is collaborating with FromSoftware (Dark Souls) in the development of a new videogame. This video game is apparently Great Rune, a title of dark fantasy set in a twisted Britain with strong Nordic and Celtic influences.
We have not read anything reliable about this topic since then, but it’s a couple of days the modder TKGP found a possible reference to the game between the files of Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice, which as you know , is the most recent game of the Japanese study.
The reference is actually just a few letters, ” GR “, which on paper may sound little less than conspiranoid. But the interesting thing about all this is not just that they are the acronyms of Great Rune, but rather that they are located in that place that normally occupies the letters “NTC”. No one seems to know for sure what NTC means, but it is the acronym that takes all the development resources of Sekiro. That is to say, that GR surely corresponds to a different game. In addition, the file in question is linked to M99, the test map that From Software uses to evaluate the games of its own engine. Does this mean that they have been tested? Great Rune with some resources from Sekiro?
From Reddit they make very interesting observations about it. The first rumors that revolved around Great Rune pointed to the legendary Hidetaka Miyazaki being in charge of the project, and it is well known that the creative often leaves tracks of future games in his works. Thus, for example, Chester of the Artys of the Abyss DLC is indicative of the Bloodborne setting, as well as perhaps the boss himself, Manus. It would not be strange if Great Rune left a similar mark on Sekiro.
Apparently there was a sneaky little reference to Great Rune sitting here in the Sekiro material configs all along. pic.twitter.com/H5uKZOUzZi
— TKGP (@TKGP_) May 29, 2019