Disney is signaling the return of its Lucasfilm Games label with a bang. Alongside the new open-world Star Wars game by Ubisoft, the label this week also announced its partnership with Bethesda Softworks for a new Indiana Jones game.
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The game will be developed by Bethesda subsidiary MachineGames, the folks behind the Wolfenstein franchise, and will “tell a wholly original, standalone tale set at the height of the career of the famed adventurer,” according to Disney.
Most exciting of all, the game will be executive produced by none other than The Elder Scrolls’ and Fallout’s game director, Todd Howard, who is apparently a big Indiana Jones fan.
That passion is exactly why Lucasfilm Games chose Bethesda for the project, with James Waugh, Lucasfilm’s VP of franchise content and strategy, stating:
What’s been most inspiring about the Indy game in particular is it’s a passion project for Todd Howard. He came in with a point of view and a story that he really believes in.
Obviously, the game is in the very early stages of development, so we don’t know much about a release date or launch platforms, but with Starfield and now this, the next couple of years are definitely going to be an interesting time for Bethesda fans.