It was at the beginning of the year. After the announcement of the takeover of Bethesda by Microsoft, one of the group’s studios, MachineGames, announced the development of a video game licensed by Indiana Jones in partnership with Lucasfilm Games. We haven’t heard from the game since and the reason is simple since the game is only in the early stages of development.
Indiana Jones won’t be released for a few years
If you thought you would hear any news from Indiana Jones during the festivities this summer or the next few months, you will have to come back.
In an interview with Gamespot, Bethesda VP of Marketing Pete Hines said the game was “At a very, very, very early stage of development. “
The partnership between MachineGames and Lucasfilm Games appears to have been announced shortly after the contract was made between the two parties. The game is probably only in the preproduction phase and we don’t know yet if it will be an Xbox exclusive or not. In the same way that the MLB wanted its franchise to be also available on Xbox, Lucasfilm Games may well have also requested that its license be released on as many platforms as possible.
All that is known about the Indiana Jones game at this time is that it will be an original story and that Todd Howard will oversee the project as executive producer.
In the trailer released for the occasion, there was a plane ticket dated 1937, which would place the game between the events of Raiders of the Lost Ark and Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade. A year when the Italian fascist Benito Mussolini was also talking about him in Rome after a trip to Germany. When we know MachineGames’ aversion to the Nazis with the Wolfenstein series, we could see there a new way of denouncing this regime.
Back in January, Bethesda clarified that it will be some time before the first information about the game is shared and as usual, you can count on us to keep you updated.