Indiana Jones returns to video games after ten years of absence

Publisher Bethesda has just teased the announcement of a game based on the Indiana Jones license, which will be developed by the Scandinavian studio Machine Games (to whom we owe the revival of the cult Wolfenstein license) and co-produced by Lucasfilm Games .

It’s been over ten years since we saw our favorite Indiana Jones in the video game department … And his last two adventures were Lego games. In this case the adaptation of Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, and Indiana Jones and the scepter of kings, released on Wii, PlayStation 2, PlayStation Portable, Nintendo DS consoles.

This is to say the surprise of the announcement made by the publisher Bethesda, well known to gamers for being behind the licenses of role-playing games Elder scrolls and fallout. In a small teaser unveiled on his Twitter account, the publisher announces the development of a new game Indiana Jones, entrusted to the care of the Scandinavian studio Machine Games, to whom we owe the resurrection of the cult license Wolfenstein.

The future game, whose story is not yet known, will be co-produced by Lucasfilm games, whose brand has just been reactivated. This is obviously not a resurrection of the legendary studio LucasArts, closed by Disney at the time of the Lucasfilm takeover. But an umbrella brand intended to keep an eye on the house’s licenses and follow the development of games developed by external studios. This is how they proceeded for the development of the game Star Wars: Jedi Fallen Order, developed by the studio Respawn Entertainment, property of Electronic Arts, who multiplied the back and forth trips with Lucasfilm to ensure that the game met the specifications of the Star Wars universe.

By the way, if the future scenario of the next Indiana Jones 5 opus could be inspired by the fantastic story of the game Indiana Jones & The Fate of Atlantis, a cult game released during the heyday of LucasArts and whose screenplay was written by Hal Barwood, co-author of Spielberg’s Encounter of the Third Kind, that would be wonderful. It is not forbidden to dream …

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