The great Indiana Jones may have left the movies for good, but the legendary archeologist will live on. A much-anticipated Indiana Jones video game will hit our screens sometime in the near future. And the team behind it couldn't feel more perfect.
Helmed by Todd Howard—the Bethesda Game Studios executive producer behind The Elder Scrolls, Fallout, and most recently, Starfield—the upcoming Lucasfilm game will also be developed by Wolfenstein's MachineGames. So, if you're into massive RPGs and punching Nazis, these are the two best parties to take Indy on.
Legend has it that Howard pitched Lucasfilm on an Indiana Jones game back in 2009. But for whatever reason, it took until now for Disney to work with the Bethesda producer. As he told Esquire in, taking on an Indiana Jones game has long been a dream of his. "I am a giant Indiana Jones fan," Howard reveals, mentioning that his first dog was even named Indy. "It can be brought to video games in a unique way. The game is obviously: you’re exploring stuff. It’s about him. So if you’re playing the game, how do you feel that you are indeed playing versus just watching?"
Aside from the recent release of Starfield, Howard and Bethesda are also working on The Elder Scrolls 6 and a Fallout TV series headed by Westworld's Lisa Joy and Jonathan Nolan. The yet-to-be-titled Indiana James game will arrive on Xbox Series X|S sometime in the near future. Probably as a console exclusive. It has yet to be confirmed whether PlayStation users can play the Indiana Jones game, especially after Microsoft purchased Bethesda for a whopping US$7.5 billion last year. So, you may have to scour the globe and dodge booby traps for the latest Xbox to continue on with Indy's adventures.
Originally published on Esquire US