It seems possible that best-selling fantasy author Brandon Sanderson – creator of the Mistborn series and writer of the latest Wheel of Time novels – was asked to write the lore for Square Enix Forspoken’s upcoming fantasy action RPG, but has was forced to refuse it. because he’s busy with another unannounced match.
Last year, Square Enix unveiled Forspoken, an action-adventure game set in the fantasy world of Athia. It’s an original IP, but fans have already noted some similarities between Forspoken and Brandon Sanderson’s Mistborn series – some even believing it to be the game Sanderson teased that he provided lore for.
Apparently that’s not the case, as in a recent question-and-answer session Sanderson confirms that the game he’s been working on hasn’t been announced yet – but added that Square Enix has apparently already approached him. to work on a new “fantasy IP” that was recently revealed, and that had fans writing to it saying “that looks a bit like Mistborn”.
Sanderson says the editor “came to me and told me this sounded like something you would really like, would you be interested in writing our story?” It was apparently “tempting” for the author but he was forced to refuse “because I had already just landed a video game project that I cannot even announce yet”.
Considering that Forspoken is the only original Fantastic Square Enix IP address that has been revealed but has yet to be released and has been compared to Mistborn by fans, it seems very possible that Forspoken is the game Sanderson is referring to.
Hopefully, we’ll find out more about Brandon Sanderson’s actual game project at some point this year, as right now the only in-game portrayal of his works is Mistborn’s Kelsier in Fortnite. As for Forspoken, it comes out in May.