Destiny Writer Leaves Bungie for Telltale’s ‘Game of Thrones’
One of the mind's behind the Titan's story to retake the lost areas of the Golden Age has left Bungie just weeks prior to Destiny's launch to help write Telltale Games' adventure title based on the 'Game of Thrones' series.
Gamasutra reports that Joshua Rubin has left Bungie and will help pen Telltale Games' upcoming title based on the popular HBO series, 'Game of Thrones'. Rubin was a co-writer on Destiny, with Joseph Staten as the game's lead writer. His work at Bungie in regards to Destiny's story has been done for a while. Given that the game is launching in less than three weeks, there's not much room for any changes to the story by this point unless some form of DLC gets added. He is leaving the Titans and joining the Night's Watch because he wanted something a bit more in-depth than what Bungie's hit game was offering.
"In the end, Bungie makes games about shooting aliens in the head," Rubin told Gamasutra. "And while there’s a true art to 'writing between the bullets' — as Mr. Staten once said — I couldn’t turn down an offer from Telltale, to create games that are entirely about story."
Rubin was previously a lead writer at Capcom and EA Visceral. His most noticeable work is the script for Assassin's Creed II. Destiny will be coming out on Sept. 9 for Xbox 360, Xbox One, PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4.
While not much is known about this 'Game of Thrones' title, we can't wait to see how Telltale Games handles it. Given Telltale's take on Robert Kirkman's 'The Walking Dead' is based on the original comics rather than the popular AMC series, we want to see if Telltale's 'Game of Thrones' follows George R.R. Martin's 'A Song of Fire and Ice' book series or its more popular depiction on HBO.