(Forbes) Bethesda Game of Thrones leaked by Target (update: it was a hoax)

TheScavengerTheScavenger Matrix, NYMember RarePosts: 2,192
edited August 29 in General Gaming
https://www.forbes.com/sites/insertcoin/2017/08/27/target-may-have-just-leaked-the-existence-of-bethesdas-game-of-thrones-video-game/#8bf7b413cb9b

Love game of thrones, and love Bethesda games (Elder Scrolls/Fallout). Very looking forward to seeing what the game will be like and if its moddable or not. I remember there was a leak pretty recently that said this was going to happen (that and a game I think called Starfall or something).

What you guys thoughts? 

(edit: Its a hoax, thanks FlyByKnight for the update.)

Hoax: https://www.forbes.com/sites/davidthier/2017/08/28/that-target-listing-for-a-bethesda-game-of-thrones-game-was-a-hoax/#3e354c7a2438

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  • ConstantineMerusConstantineMerus LondonMember RarePosts: 1,255
    It was bound to happen. I'm glad it is happening by Bethesda though. 
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  • Octagon7711Octagon7711 Chicago, ILMember EpicPosts: 5,959
    Something else to put on my list of games to look forward to.
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  • NasaNasa DenmarkMember UncommonPosts: 644
    It will probably be 1st person game. I prefer 3rd person, so if it was made by CD Project Red I would be in luck.
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  • SpottyGekkoSpottyGekko JohannesburgMember EpicPosts: 6,550
    If Bethesda do a passable job on a GoT game, they are going to be making a very, very big pile of money.

    I'd expect the rights for that IP didn't come cheap though...
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  • KellerKeller UtrechtMember UncommonPosts: 422
    I don't need a reenactment of the series. Personally I don't see much freedom for epic questlines, they always will cross paths with the series. Also it will be very unlikely the game will take place after the series, as both the writer and the studio don't want to give up extra money in the form of a sequel.

    Then again, playing Lotro and visiting places from the books, is just priceless. Finding the petrified trolls for example. So hopefully Bethesda will surprise me with a nice open world experience. Would be nice to play a low/non magic fantasy game. 

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  • RhoklawRhoklaw Ft. Bliss, TXMember EpicPosts: 5,220
    Well, creating games based off an already well known IP is great for recognition, but horrible for content. I mean, you can pull it off with IP's like Star Wars or Star Trek because storywise, they are both very open-ended. As someone pointed out, LOTRO did pretty well with making you part of the story without actually BEING the main heroes, but the direction was limited because the story is already established and not really able to be expanded upon.
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  • MadFrenchieMadFrenchie Nashville, TNMember EpicPosts: 2,712
    It could be set prior to the book series, which means that you would only have a big picture, tangential need for it to coincide with the series lore.

    If you set it even before the Mad King's reign, there's a lot of room for creativity.  Anything occurring alongside the book timeline or after will be heavily restrained by the events of the books.
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  • ysn888ysn888 istanbulMember UncommonPosts: 48
    ''Bethesda'' that i can trust !
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  • Slapshot1188Slapshot1188 Boca Raton, FLMember EpicPosts: 7,388
    edited August 27
    It's a disaster already.


    Everybody knows that FIRST you setup a website and describe high level game concepts with a few generic screenshots using store assets, then you allow people to crowdfund your development.  Making a game before getting suckers hopeful fans to plunk down millions of dollars is never going to work.


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  • gervaise1gervaise1 .Member EpicPosts: 4,424
    Rhoklaw said:
    Well, creating games based off an already well known IP is great for recognition, but horrible for content. I mean, you can pull it off with IP's like Star Wars or Star Trek because storywise, they are both very open-ended. As someone pointed out, LOTRO did pretty well with making you part of the story without actually BEING the main heroes, but the direction was limited because the story is already established and not really able to be expanded upon.
    Depends what they are doing I suppose. The books are bigger by far than the TV series and in addition there are e.g. The Hedge Knight stories which are set c. 1,000 years (if I recall correctly) before the events depicted in the series.
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  • blueturtle13blueturtle13 Valve Corporation Member LegendaryPosts: 9,758
    Never read the books or seen the show. ( I don't read fantasy) Not the biggest Bethesda fan either. Not sure this game will be for me. Grats to the fans of the IP though.
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  • AlbatroesAlbatroes Member EpicPosts: 3,591
    Its not that Bethesda games are really good (even though they are), its more about the modding than the actual game. So you're gonna see some really good stuff if this is legit.
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  • Ronald88Ronald88 RadovljicaMember UncommonPosts: 32
    Game of thrones online ?
  • Azaron_NightbladeAzaron_Nightblade KingsmouthMember EpicPosts: 4,268
    edited August 28
    Hopefully it'll be modable. I love the gameplay of their games, but dear god, they're hideous by default. Especially the character models. Right up there with SWL. And a bunch of other Western titles to be fair x.x
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  • AeanderAeander Walker, LAMember RarePosts: 1,536
    gervaise1 said:
    Rhoklaw said:
    Well, creating games based off an already well known IP is great for recognition, but horrible for content. I mean, you can pull it off with IP's like Star Wars or Star Trek because storywise, they are both very open-ended. As someone pointed out, LOTRO did pretty well with making you part of the story without actually BEING the main heroes, but the direction was limited because the story is already established and not really able to be expanded upon.
    Depends what they are doing I suppose. The books are bigger by far than the TV series and in addition there are e.g. The Hedge Knight stories which are set c. 1,000 years (if I recall correctly) before the events depicted in the series.
    90 years actually. It's entirely possible that some characters from the Hedge Knight stories could still be alive in the main series.
  • TokkenTokken Portland, ORMember UncommonPosts: 1,561
    we'll see.... not jumping on the hype train yet.
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  • IselinIselin Vancouver, BCMember LegendaryPosts: 10,146
    edited August 28
    Next year is the GOT final season. I know that there are several TV spin-offs in the works (from which they say they will pick one) so a reveal next year with a 2019 release would make more sense.

    However I am having a hard time believing that frikking Target would be so much in the know that they're preparing a landing page.

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  • wandericawanderica clayton, NCMember UncommonPosts: 282
    Interesting news.  I think the best possible outcome would be for it to take place prior to the series.  Done right, it could be this generation's KotOR.  For that reason, I'd rather see it done by Cd Projekt Red for a focus on story, but Bethesda is a safe choice also.  At least the world will be well designed.  That at least should give us an expansive Westeros to explore. 

    If it's set during the series timeline, it's going to force a narrative.  A new story perhaps, but it will need to be some no name, son of Also a No Name, of House Nameless.  And even then, we'll already know what's going to happen.  That's boring.  I'd much rather wander Westeros and (in true Bethesda style) choose whom I want to support in their bid for the throne.  It could be a time when Dragons still flew the skies, before the wall went up, or even take place at the time when the Night King was made.  It's that ability to fill in thousands of years of history that was yet unwritten that made KotOR one of the great RPGs.  To give a Game of Thrones title any less would be an injustice.


  • leinad312leinad312 Kirkland, WAMember UncommonPosts: 315
    edited August 28
    I'd like it to take place during the Dance of the Dragons. I'd play as a dragonseed, tame a dragon, and support the blacks.
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  • SavageHorizonSavageHorizon ParisMember RarePosts: 3,283
    Personally they would of been better off making Raymond E Fiest Midkemia a reality, more lore and scope. 
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  • KahrekKahrek Montreal, QCMember UncommonPosts: 63
    Ronald88 said:
    Game of thrones online ?
    11/10 would bang my sister again.
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  • AnnwynAnnwyn Montreal, QCMember UncommonPosts: 2,808
    Don't know if it's a real leak or not. Quite frankly I'm not sure why Target would be aware of a project that hasn't even been announced yet, let alone teased. That said, it *could* be a remnant of an older project. If I'm not mistaken, Bethesda was approached to make a Game of Thrones game many years ago, but they declined (and the project went to Telltale Games).

    Guess we'll see.
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  • immodiumimmodium ManchesterMember RarePosts: 2,356
    Can @DMKano confirm? :)
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  • GorweGorwe Ald'RuhnMember RarePosts: 4,209
    Meh, I don't understand what people see in Game of Thrones. Yeah, high production values, but that surely can't be the only thing.
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  • BruceYeeBruceYee Member RarePosts: 1,042
    Might finally see the "WoW killer" in this decade.
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