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Indiana Jones video game: What we know so far

Indiana Jones has long been a popular movie franchise, but that hasn’t translated into the world of video games. The last title from the franchise to release on consoles was LEGO Indiana Jones 2: The Adventure Continues all the way back in 2009.

But thankfully, back in 2021, a surprise announcement came from Bethesda that one of their studios, MachineGames, will be developing a new Indiana Jones title

And in the recent FTC hearing, Bethesda head of publishing Pete Hines confirmed that the game will be a PC and Xbox exclusive, something that was not originally planned.

First reported by The Verge, Hines took to the stand to say that this Indiana Jones game would be coming to Game Pass on day one, something consistent with other Xbox and PC exclusives. 

FTC counsel then told the court that this wasn’t originally the case, with Bethesda signing a contract with Disney to release the game across multiple consoles, but was amended after Xbox’s acquisition of the publisher to make the title exclusive. 

Since the game’s announcement back in 2021, not much has been revealed. The story told during the game will be an original tale.

A cinematic teaser trailer was also released, and hinted that the game might take place in Rome and one year after Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark.

Todd Howard, executive producer and game director at Bethesda, has previously said that the game will be a mashup of different genres.

MachineGames is best known for developing the recent Wolfenstein titles, such as the 2014 game Wolfenstein: The New Order and the 2019 title Wolfenstein: Youngblood.

This game is only in the early stages of development and doesn’t have a release date yet. 

Kieran Burt

My name is Kieran and I am based in the UK. I love writing about all things science fiction and fantasy, particularly Star Wars and Marvel. When I’m not writing or watching anything sci-fi related, you can probably find me exploring the open worlds of alternate lands through my Xbox.

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