The Winds of Winter release date is still a mystery and there won’t be a real answer until the book actually comes out. Every year we keep hearing that Winds of Winter will release on this date, but nothing happens and we get a new deadline. It was earlier expected that George RR Martin was under contract by HBO to not release TWOW before Game of Thrones series is finished.
But even after one year since the horrendous final season of Game of Thrones is over, there is no real update on The Winds of Winter. However, there is a new ray of hope in the form of COVID-19 pandemic where everyone is locked up in their homes. It is expected that George RR Martin can finish “The Winds of Winter” very soon and release it in Summer 2020.
George RR Martin is writing Winds of Winter in Self-Isolation
George RR Martin has said that he is aware of the danger that the Coronavirus outbreak posses to him and is following strict quarantine rules. The fantasy writer is 71-years-old and knows the fact that his age group is more susceptible to catch the virus and has serious effects on the health system. It is why Martin has gone under self-isolation and is only attended by one of his staff.
— George RR Martin (@GRRMspeaking) May 21, 2020
The only silver lining in the COVID-19 pandemic is that George RR Martin is spending more time in writing “The Winds of Winter” and the book can be completed sooner than expected. “I’m spending my whole day in Westeros compared to the real world and steadily writing new chapters in The Winds of Winter”, says Martin.
The Winds of Winter Release Date is Summer 2020
The Winds of Winter release date is currently set as Summer 2020 even though there is no official announcement. George RR Martin lastly said on TWOW release that he will have the book in his hands when he arrives at the Worldcon 2020 in New Zealand this year.
While the event might not happen in person now due to the COVID-19 outbreak, it doesn’t mean Winds of Winter can’t release on that date. It depends on George RR Martin now that whether he fulfills his promise and deliver The Winds of Winter before the deadline or make another excuse and delays the book.