Lucasfilm Games has announced development on an Indiana Jones game in partnership with Bethesda Studios and Machine Games, developers of 2019’s first-person shooter game Wolfenstein: Young Blood. Bethesda’s Todd Howard who helmed the development of the Elder Scrolls and Fallout series will serve as Executive Producer.
Details are, so far, sketchy for the game, which is still in early development. It is confirmed to have an original story and will be a standalone adventure rather than a sequel. While we await more details, Bethesda dropped a teaser video on Twitter that is sure to spark some speculation.
— Bethesda (@bethesda) January 12, 2021
Lucasfilm is also still planning the next Indiana Jones film with Harrison Ford reprising his role as the iconic archaeologist. James Mangold is set to direct the movie, which is tentatively set for release in the summer of 2022.
The venture with Bethesda means that the Lucasfilm game division will now be partnering with game developers other than EA Games. When Disney acquired Lucasfilm in 2013, LucasArts had a multi-year deal with EA to release new Star Wars games. With the end of LucasArts, the Lucasfilm game division has embarked on a “new era” in gaming.