The Winds of Winter release date is still unknown and the year 2020 is almost over. George RR Martin made a promise to finish the book by July this year but the 72-year-old failed to deliver one more time. It is why Martin has not given another deadline and says that he is working on The Winds of Winter book.
Let me assure you that, when not sweating out election returns or brooding over other real world problems, I have continued to work on WoW… https://t.co/O1CFT6NgLv
— George RR Martin (@GRRMspeaking) November 14, 2020
While the COVID-19 pandemic has delayed major projects, it is good news for the Game of Thrones fans as GRRM is working on The Winds of Winter in isolation. George RR Martin has also hinted that he will change “The Winds of Winter” storyline after the Game of Thrones ending fiasco for the HBO TV series.
The Winds of Winter Story Change after Game of Throne Ending Fiasco
Game of Thrones Season 8 ended on such a bad note that everyone hated the climax where Jon Snow goes to the Wall after killing Queen Dany and Bran is made the King of Westeros. It is also the main reason why fans are eagerly waiting for The Winds of Winter so they can have a real ending and not something D&D mashed to boost their fragile ego.
Emilia Clarke was annoyed with how easy Jon Snow got off for killing Daenerys in the 'Game of Thrones' finale
'He got away with murder — literally' pic.twitter.com/4SBQMPN54T
— Game of Thrones Facts (@thronesfacts) December 21, 2020
Even George RR Martin has hinted that fans know an ending for the story and they don’t the real ending. Also, it is not just about the ending, there are so many character arcs that were butchered in the TV show and they need justice too. It is not always about the destination, the journey matters, and fans hope that The Winds of Winter story will help the ending make some sense.
The Winds of Winter Release Date Updates
The Winds of Winter release date is set as late 2021 or early 2022 as per some reports but there is no way to prove the same. It is said that until George RR Martin comes out with a copy of TWOW in his hand, there is no fixed release date as the fantasy author keeps on delaying things. Although, Martin says that he is making progress and Winds of Winter should hopefully be out next year.