As many suspected, this story turned out to be a hoax. In the aftermath of the excitement and scepticism of fans, Target reached out to Forbes saying:
“This is not a real product – we’re sorry for any confusion.”
There was also a listing for “Rockstar: Game of Thrones” which would have been just as exciting, but unfortunately is also a fake listing.
The original article continues below.
It’s been reported that Bethesda Game Studios may be working on a new video game adaptation of the Game of Thrones television show.
Spotted by NeoGAF, a page was put up on US retailer Target’s website for “Bethesda: Game of Thrones”. The page in question has since been taken down — and neither Bethesda, Target, nor television rights holder HBO has commented on it.
This isn’t the first time the Skyrim and Fallout developer has been linked to a Game of Thrones video game. Back in 2011, studio director Todd Howard revealed the studio had been approached to create a video game based on the books, but ultimately passed up on the opportunity. Preferring to create their own world instead of adapting someone else’s, the Bethesda team went on to create The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim — one of the most successful RPG’s of all time.
Is it possible that the studio has circled back around to bring its RPG prowess to the fantastical world of Westeros? We can’t say for sure until we hear it straight from the dragon’s mouth, so we’ll have to wait and see.
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