On Sunday morning, a member of the NeoGAF forums noticed that on Target's official website, a landing page in their Featured Brands section sub-labeled "MMBV" has appeared, seemingly reserved for something called "Bethesda: Game of Thrones". No further details are hinted at. Until then, fans can only hope that the game is half as good as Skyrim or Fallout 4. The listing isn't categorised as a video game, but what else is Bethesda known for, if not games? George R.R. Martin has spent the past two decades fleshing out the fictional world that he established in A Game of Thrones, and thanks to the HBO series, we've had a chance to see what that world would look like when translated to the screen.
Making a Skyrim-like Game of Thrones game would be a marriage of two very popular franchises and would certainly make a lot of sense. Still, given everything we know about Bethesda, the studio makes flawless sense for a new Game of Thrones video game.
There is already a game based on the fantasy show, which was made by Telltale Games and released in 2014.
There has also been some exceptionally well-done Game of Thrones mods to existing games like Crusader Kings 2 and Mount & Blade: Warband. Bethesda Game Studio has the cache to pull off the Westeros setting and the dragons but the real trick will be capturing the tense interactions between characters and the intrigue of houses plotting and scheming against other houses.