Indiana Jones is one of the most iconic characters in fiction. His fedora, whip, and unbeatable charm make him a character we love, all these years later. The character will be making a leap to the modern era of video games thanks to Bethesda and MachineGames.
— Bethesda (@bethesda) January 12, 2021
The developer behind the recent Wolfenstein games will lead the charge on this game, which includes an original story. The new Indiana Jones game comes as part of a new push from Lucasfilm Games to work with top-industry talent on brand new games. While most people assumed this would start with Star Wars games, the Indiana Jones game comes as a giant surprise.
“We’re developing a new Indiana Jones video game! As huge fans of the franchise, it’s a tremendous honor for us to create a brand-new Indiana Jones game with a completely original story. We’re very excited and can’t wait to share more in the future,” reads a tweet from MachineGames.
Todd Howard will be an executive producer on the new Indy title as well. Microsoft acquired Bethesda in 2020 with the deal set to officially complete in 2021. It’s highly likely Indiana Jones will be exclusive to Xbox or at the very least be a part of Game Pass on day one.
The game has no release date right now. A fifth Indy film is also in the works from director James Mangold (Logan, Ford v Ferrari). Harrison Ford is set to reprise his role in the film.