Bethesda and Lucasfilm Games are teaming up to create an Indiana Jones video game. The original title is being produced by video game icon Todd Howard.
The new game is being developed by Swedish studio MachineGames, best known for its work on the Wolfenstein series, including recent hits like Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus.
Bethesda is producing the game, with Howard serving in an executive producer role. Howard is an industry legend known for directing The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim and executive producing Bethesda games like Fallout 76.
— Bethesda (@bethesda) January 12, 2021
Bethesda revealed the news via a teaser trailer on Twitter. The 33-second video just shows a panning shot of a desk that eventually lands on Indiana Jones’ signature hat and whip. Bethesda, Lucasfilm Games, and MachineGames’ logos can all be seen in the trailer.
Lucasfilm followed up on the teaser with a blog post confirming the collaboration between the studios. The blog notes that “the game will tell a wholly original, stand-alone tale set at the height of the career of the famed adventurer.” The post notes that the teaser includes a few cryptic clues about the game.
The collaboration comes at a major moment for both studios. Just yesterday, Disney announced that it was bringing back the Lucasfilm Games brand, though it doesn’t seem that the studio will actually develop games itself. Meanwhile, Microsoft is still in the process of acquiring Bethesda and its parent company ZeniMax Media. MachineGames is also part of that acquisition. That raises some questions about whether or not the new title will be an Xbox exclusive.
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