New Indiana Jones Game from MachineGames Is a Unique Mash-Up of Different Genres, Says Executive Producer Todd Howard

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The new Indiana Jones game that Wolfenstein studio MachineGames is working on may not be relegated to a single genre, according to new comments from the game’s executive producer, Todd Howard, who spoke to Lex Fridman on the latest episode of his podcast and hinted that it would actually be a blend of different styles:

“I will just say it’s a mash-up,” Howard told Fridman, who quizzed the game industry icon on various subjects, including other projects such as Fallout and Elder Scrolls . “It’s unique. It isn’t one thing, intentionally, so it does a lot of different things that myself and the folks at MachineGames have wanted to do in a game. So it’s a unique thing.”

Howard, who’s currently busy with Bethesda’s upcoming sci-fi RPG, Starfield, also mentioned that Raiders of the Lost Ark is his favorite movie of all time, indicating that the new Indiana Jones game will receive the proper attention it deserves.

Lucasfilm Games and Bethesda Softworks announced that it was developing a new Indiana Jones game in January 2021, describing it as a standalone adventure starring the legendary archaeologist, featuring an all-new story:

In major news for fans of the cinematic icon, Lucasfilm Games announced […] that a new Indiana Jones game will be swinging our way, being developed by the award-winning studio MachineGames and executive produced by game industry icon Todd Howard of Bethesda Games Studios. The game will tell a wholly original, standalone tale set at the height of the career of the famed adventurer.

MachineGames is best known as the studio behind the modern Wolfenstein games, which include Wolfenstein: The New Order, Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus, and Wolfenstein: Youngblood, the first modern co-op Wolfenstein adventure starring BJ Blazkowicz’s twin daughters.

The Swedish studio joined Xbox Game Studios as part of Microsoft’s ZeniMax Media acquisition in March 2021, which cost the Windows maker $7.5 billion.

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