If you missed the big news earlier this week, the legendary adventurer known as Indiana Jones is getting a new video game. It will be a collaboration between Lucasfilm, MachineGames, and of course, Bethesda is involved as well. And when it comes to Bethesda, you know that Todd Howard is not too far away. The industry leader has his hands in plenty of projects at the moment. We know he is involved in both The Elder Scrolls VI and Starfield, but he will also be the executive producer for this new project. Thankfully, it has been made clear that the new Indiana Jones game will not affect development for either Starfield or The Elder Scrolls VI.
The concerns were apparent on social media. However, Bethesda representatives have gotten on top of it. Senior Vice President of Marketing Pete Hines has reiterated that Howard will not be stretched too thin.
While Howard may have involvement in plenty of projects, his main focus remains on the two blockbuster games already in the pipeline. Knowing that Howard’s main focus remains on both The Elder Scrolls VI and Starfield will be music to fans’ ears. But of course, those games are still years away from now.
Todd is currently EP on many BGS and other projects, such as the Fallout TV show. His main focus remains Directing the upcoming Starfield and TES6 games, which aren't affected by today's news.
— Pete Hines (@DCDeacon) January 12, 2021
Future in the dark
As for the latest project, MachineGames’ involvement in the Indiana Jones game also raises concerns. The studio’s own popular series, Wolfenstein, remains in limbo. So far, the reboot series for the classic shooter has been generally well received. With this new collaboration, things appear uncertain. Unfortunately, we don’t have any other news about the Nazi hunting first-person shooter franchise for now.
In fact that appears to be the case for most of Bethesda’s big games at the moment. The Elder Scrolls VI has not revealed anything new in ages, save for a half-tease. The same goes for Starfield. Judging from the way things are going, it will also be years before this Indiana Jones game has anything solid to show.