A New Indiana Jones Game Is In Development

A New Indiana Jones Game Is In Development

Crack your whip! After an absence of ten years, a brand new Indiana Jones game is in development.

It seems that yesterday’s announcement of the return of the Lucasfilm Games banner has paved the way for more gaming related news. Including the return of Indiana Jones.

Today, Bethesda and MachineGames have revealed that they are currently in development on a new Indiana Jones game that will be based on an original story not tied to any previous Indiana Jones adventure.

The last time we saw Indy in a video game was back in 2009 with the release of LEGO Indiana Jones 2: The Adventure Continues. The same year also saw the release of Indiana Jones and the Staff of Kings but this was only released on the Wii, Nintendo DS, PSP and PS2.

Versions were in development for the Xbox360 and PlayStation 3, but it was unfortunately cancelled. You can read more about this cancelled adventure in my What Could Have Been series, here and here.

Swedish developers MachineGames was formed in 2009. In 2014, they released Wolfenstein: The New Order, a reimagining of the classic Wolfenstein 3D game that was released back in 1992. Wolfenstein: The New Order has won numerous awards and nominations and also spawned a successful sequel.

Bethesda are well known for publishing games such as the reboot of the classic Doom game, the Fallout franchise and the aforementioned Wolfenstein. Bethesda are owned by the Zenimax Media Group who were purchased by Microsoft in September 2020.

Does this recent purchase mean an exclusive game for the Xbox or will the wide appeal of such an iconic character garner a release across many formats?

These details and more are currently under wraps with the game only just being announced. We will have to wait for further information.

John Abbitt

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