Indiana Jones game coming from Bethesda and Machine Games

Bethesda has announced that Todd Howard will produce an Indiana Jones video game from Machine Games.


Bethesda has revealed that a new Indiana Jones video game is in development from Machine Games. The game will be produced by Todd Howard in collaboration with Lucasfilm Games, and was announced with a brief teaser trailer.

Bethesda tweeted a teaser for its new Indiana Jones game on January 12. In the brief trailer, we see a table with photos, a plane ticket to Rome, and some adventurer's gear. At the end, we see the iconic hat and whip used by Indy in all of his film outings.

Bethesda didn’t share much information about the Indiana Jones game, other than the fact that it will be developed by Machine Games, the studio behind the rebooted Wolfenstein series. It was also shared that the game will be executively produced by Bethesda veteran Todd Howard, in collaboration with the newly announced Lucasfilm Games.

It will likely be a while before we get more concrete details, but the announcement of a new Indiana Jones game raises some intriguing questions. With Microsoft now the parent company of Bethesda, will Indiana Jones be exclusive to the Xbox and Windows platforms? Many are already speculating that this will be Microsoft’s new premiere action franchise of the future, rivaling that of Uncharted on the PlayStation consoles.

A small handful of story details come courtesy of the Star Wars website. "The game will tell a wholly original, standalone tale set at the height of the career of the famed adventurer."

For more updates on the newly announced Indiana Jones video game from Bethesda and Machine Games, stick with us right here on Shacknews.

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    January 12, 2021 8:33 AM

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      January 12, 2021 8:51 AM

      Even if it was just a loading screen playing hours of ambient Indiana Jones music I'll be all over this.

      They better not skimp on the orchestral score >:(

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      January 12, 2021 9:14 AM

      Not sure what style of game it will be, but with no new Tomb Raider or Uncharted games in the works, it's perfect timing for an Indiana Jones game!

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        January 13, 2021 2:19 AM

        True that. The new Horizon Zero Dawn game will kinda scratch that itch though I think.

        Speaking of Tomb Raider, I started playing through SotTR and had to put it down because I think one of the puzzles bugged out.

        In the level with the different animal trials, at the point where the zombie dudes start showing up. There’s a puzzle where you have to channel water to two water wheels, and the second wheel has a channel that is boarded up. I can’t use my grapple to break it down and move it with the winch. Since I can’t really load a different save I’m kind of at a loss as for what to do.

        After playing Uncharted 4, and Spider-Man MM...the controls and climbing mechanic in TR feels like shit. I was dying SO much, falling from ledges or missing grapple throws. The set pieces were awesome but I started getting frustrated with the traversal.

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      January 12, 2021 9:26 AM

      Hmm, no Wolf 3 in foreseeable future then?

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      January 13, 2021 2:26 AM

      Bethesda does have a good record on Nazi killing.

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