Today, Bethesda revealed an Indiana Jones game is in the works by MachineGames, the minds behind the latest Wolfenstein series. Todd Howard will produce it, and the company will collaborate will Lucasfilm Games.
A new Indiana Jones game with an original story is in development from our studio, @MachineGames, and will be executive produced by Todd Howard, in collaboration with @LucasfilmGames. It'll be some time before we have more to reveal, but we’re very excited to share today’s news!
— Bethesda (@bethesda) January 12, 2021
“We’re developing a new Indiana Jones video game,” tweets Machine Games. “As huge fans of the franchise, it’s a tremendous honor for us to create a brand-new Indiana Jones game with a completely original story. We’re very excited and can’t wait to share more in the future!”
The teaser trailer shows off a desk full of papers, notebooks, and the iconic whip as ominous music plays with a clock ticking in the background. We even spot a stamp of Bethesda’s name on one piece of paper and MachineGames’ name printed on a typewriter.
We don’t know what type of game to expect from the revealed Indiana Jones game. Regardless, it will be a slight departure from the insanity of its take on Wolfenstein, which made the studio’s name in the industry. The only connection we can make is that it will continue its trend of developing experiences where players will fight Nazis, so it is safe to say that will be done properly.
No platform releases were announced either. Due to the Xbox acquisition still being fresh, we don’t know how that will impact Bethesda and subsidiary developers’ releases within that umbrella. There is speculation floating around that due to Lucasfilm Games having involvement, we may get a wider net rather than it being an Xbox and PC exclusive. Keep your fingers crossed, Nintendo and PlayStation fans.
In 2014, the developer rebooted the iconic FPS with The New Order. Since then, we have gotten one direct sequel, The New Colossus, and three spin-offs, one of those was a VR title. The only non-Nazi shooter it made was 2016’s Quake: Dimensions of the Past.
Now that the studio has stepped away from taking over IP that id Software created, what do you think of the revealed Indiana Jones game? How would you like to see it adapted? For fans of the films starring Harrison Ford, can you spot any potential Easter Eggs in the trailer? Let us know in the comments.