This next weekend is the Xbox and Bethesda Games Showcase, but what exactly is Microsoft planning to show off? Certain things, like as Bethesda’s highly anticipated Starfield, are certainly a lock, and it is rumored that others, such as the new Fable and Perfect Dark, will not make an appearance.
It would appear that MachineGames, the Swedish development studio that is responsible for the most recent Wolfenstein games as well as the future Indiana Jones game (these guys have truly cornered the market on Nazi beatings), is quite enthusiastic about the program. What follows is a recent discussion that took place on LinkedIn over the topic.
The wording here obviously seems to allude to the studio having anything to present, even though it’s possible that MachineGames is merely excited to see what their colleagues are working on, as the previous sentence said. What exactly may it be that we see? Although it is possible that we could get a fresh Indiana Jones tease, it is quite doubtful that we will get any kind of major revelation, as MachineGames stated that it would be “some time” before they had anything to show off the previous year.
Even though it’s been around a year and a half since they made that statement, Indiana Jones fans shouldn’t get their hopes up just in case.
The likelihood is higher that we will at long last catch a glimpse of the upcoming edition in the Wolfenstein series. MachineGames has been toiling away at it for quite some time at this point, as Wolfenstein III was confirmed to be in the works by Bethesda’s Pete Hines back in 2018, well before the release of the co-op-focused Wolfenstein: Youngblood. Long enough that perhaps we can have a beautiful juicy trailer ready for it!
Absolutely we’re making a Wolfenstein III. They said on stage that they’re taking a break from the larger story to do [Wolfenstein: Youngblood], but we all have to see how that ends.
It goes without saying that nothing has been verified, so try not to get too excited too soon about the possibility of seeing something from MachineGames. Even while it appears plausible, anything might happen.
This coming Sunday marks the release of the Xbox & Bethesda Games Showcase (June 12). What kinds of surprises do you anticipate the show will bring us, and why?