Indiana Jones and the Great Circle gets gameplay reveal

Machine Games' Indiana Jones game will be released later this year.

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Machine Games debuted the first look at its Indiana Jones game during today’s Xbox Developer Direct. Titled Indiana Jones and the Great Circle, the first-person adventure game will take the adventurer to Egypt, Rome, and the Himalayas.

During the Developer Direct, Machine Games introduced us to the story of the Great Circle, which is set between the Raiders of the Lost Ark and The Last Crusade films. As a professor at Marshall College, Jones sets out on a journey to learn more about a stolen relic from the school museum. During Jones’ journey, he’ll be joined by Geena, an investigative reporter being described as a secondary protagonist.

The reveal also provided a detailed look at gameplay. As a first-person game, Indiana Jones and the Great Circle features a blend of puzzles and combat, and there were no shortage of clips of Indy whacking people with his whip. The whip can also be used for traversal, such as scaling buildings. When doing this, the camera pulls out to a third-person perspective.

Indiana Jones and the Great Circle will be released later this year. It was featured alongside the likes of Avowed and Senua’s Saga: Hellblade 2 during the January 2024 Developer Direct.

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    January 18, 2024 1:03 PM

    Donovan Erskine posted a new article, Indiana Jones and the Great Circle gets gameplay reveal

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      January 18, 2024 1:01 PM

      Indiana Jones and the Great Circle trailer just dropped and it looks awesome!!!!!

      video "Official Gameplay Reveal" :

      Very nice, I hope it will own!!!!

      Looking good Billy Ray! \m/ :) \m/

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      January 18, 2024 2:18 PM

      It's Far Cry meets Uncharted. It's Tomb Raider meets Call Of Duty. The "perfectly aligned circle" thing made me chuckle. Graham Hancock has entered the Chatty.

      I'm buying it.

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      January 18, 2024 2:25 PM

      that looks amazing, i loved uncharted and tomb raider. hopefully this is another level up using indiana jones!

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      January 18, 2024 2:31 PM

      Can Todd Howard please stay as far away from this game as possible?

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      January 18, 2024 2:34 PM

      Does the end of that video say “Play it day one with Game Path?”

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        January 18, 2024 2:39 PM

        That’s certainly what it sounds like

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      January 18, 2024 2:41 PM

      I can't believe how not terrible that ended up being.

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        January 18, 2024 4:14 PM

        Yeah, I was worried I am not going to lie. It's not perfect but it is waaaaaaaaaaaaaaay better than I thought it be.

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      January 18, 2024 2:43 PM

      Troy Baker's great circle

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        January 18, 2024 4:48 PM

        It's not a bad impression

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          January 18, 2024 6:09 PM

          This is what I thought as well, it's almost convincing I am totally cool with it. It would be wild if you could smooth it over with some AI filter that took samples of Harrison Ford and then interpolated the sound waves to almost have a sound AA to the source combined with the voice actor mimicking the source.

          They really should do some app like that down the road I think it would be amazing!

          Anyways regardless I think it sounds really good.

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          January 18, 2024 6:13 PM

          Yeah for sure. I'd rather this take rather than a full blown imitation, which could devolve really quick into caricature

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      January 18, 2024 3:00 PM

      I really was hoping this would be third person. Action adventure that involves jumping and movement puzzles are really difficult in first person.

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        January 18, 2024 3:31 PM

        May not be the best fit for the character, but the developer does have a strong first person history so it makes sense they are sticking with what they know best.

        Mainly shooters as MachineGames with the Wolfenstein franchise, but back at Starbreeze before they split off they were doing stealth and fisticuffs from first person well in games like Escape From Butcher Bay. Some of this looks very reminiscent of that to me, pretty cool they're bringing it back and building on it for an Indiana Jones adventure.

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        January 18, 2024 4:13 PM

        100% agree with you, while it looks really good I am disappointed about that just as I was with Avatar: Frontiers of Pandora. I know some get mad when I say it, but they should allow you to switch between both especially since they already have it in the game and swap dynamically when you climb so why not just have it as a permanent toggle on demand. It's really dumb if you ask me.

        :( sucks, but I guess it is what it is.

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        January 18, 2024 6:12 PM

        Kinda looks like the whip swinging was in 3rd person, wondering if it switches when doing certain movements?

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          January 18, 2024 6:13 PM

          During the 10 minute talk, they specifically call out that the game switches to third person for various traversal things like climbing drain pipes.

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      January 18, 2024 4:15 PM

      I'll play that for sure. But that footage didn't exactly blow me away. Is it just me or did that kinda seem less impressive/fluid than Uncharted 4, which was almost a decade ago. If nothing else this is a seriously high profile licensed game which is rare, so curious to see what it's all about.

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        January 18, 2024 4:26 PM

        I completely agree with you, but also Uncharted 4 was naughty dog just curb stomping the entire rest of the industry with their decades of experience making highly cinematic 3rd person games with unmatched character work. And TLoU2 is still head and shoulders above that.

        No other studio really comes close to the work they put out, and it’s exhausting just to look at it knowing how insane the work is that goes into making that.

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      January 18, 2024 4:28 PM

      PSA: This was made by Machinegames, the company behind the wolfenstein games -

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      January 18, 2024 6:34 PM

      When I heard machine games were making an Indy game I was very much meh on the idea. This presentation sold me!

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      January 19, 2024 6:01 AM

      that lip sync specifically seemed off but looks interesting

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        January 19, 2024 6:23 AM

        Lip sync is off in every video game. :(

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          January 19, 2024 6:24 AM

          to some degree sure, but this was offputtingly out of sync to my eyes. still, game looks like it could be a lot of fun, I'd like to see more.

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      January 19, 2024 6:30 AM

      I can't wait for Indiana Jones and the Purple Trapezoid

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