Ray Lane and other Game of Thrones fans are not only waiting for the new television season and a new novel, they are also waiting for a new PC game. Images have been leaked to the public they just may be the first unofficial images from Telltale's Game of Thrones game.
Are these images really from the new game or are they discarded ones from a previous game? Are they just test footage depictions that have found their way free from a vault?
No one can confirm 100% that the new images really are from Telltale because the company is not choosing to confirm or deny the images. That is good business because if they said "yes" then the buzz would be over. We would not be talking about the images now.
The success of Game of Thrones is remarkable. The original fantasy novels sold well but, as the legendary sci-fi author Philip K. Dick once mused, books of this nature remain in the "sci-fi ghetto". In other words, the books never break out of their niche and garner mainstream appeal and acceptance. This is sadly true regardless of how well written the actual novel is.
The HBO television series surely was the catalyst to drawing massive attention to the novels. The arrival of tie-in merchandise such as video and PC games along with comic books and other things are the natural progression of things.