Wednesday 13 January 2021

Indiana Jones is back at Lucasfilm Games

A day after Disney's announcement that Lucasfilm Games is returning for all things Star Wars, an all-new original Indiana Jones video game is coming from developer Bethesda (part of Xbox Game Studios) sometime in the future.

The Indiana Jones franchise, from George Lucas and Steven Spielberg, spawned classic LucasArts point-and-click adventures during the 16-bit era. Most notably, Indiana Jones and the Fate of Atlantis, which I last played with a friend on an Amiga A500. Alas, Indy is still lost in a frozen tundra all these decades on.

The untitled project is from acclaimed executive producer Todd Howard (The Elder Scrolls) and MachineGames, a first-party studio that handily has a storied history in fighting Nazis in the Wolfenstein reboot, in collaboration with Lucasfilm Games.

You have no idea how exciting this news is to a lifelong Lucasfilm fan and gamer such as myself. It'll be interesting to see if Indiana Jones' next adventure is an Xbox exclusive for Series X and S. Many will remember the controversy surrounding timed exclusive Rise of the Tomb Raider, itself inspired by the matinee adventures of Indiana Jones.

Are you annoyed Indiana Jones has switched to Xbox? Let me know in the comments below.

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