Monday, December 5

MachineGames’ Indiana Jones To Tell A Story Thought By Todd Howard

Todd Howard, director at Bethesda Game Studios of Starfield, The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim and Fallout 4, has revealed in an interview with IGN that story to tell the video game from Indiana Jones developed by MachineGames is a original concept devised by himself over a decade ago.

In the conversation, Howard reiterates that presented his concept to LucasArts in 2009 for a game of Indiana Jones, but it never materialized. After Disney bought Lucasfilm in 2012, the executive producer of the Indiana Jones he suggested the idea again. Howard soon thought of MachineGames, creators of Wolfenstein: The New Order and Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus, as possible developers of the title.

“Internally, I really love the work he does MachineGames. They all know each other really well. And I mentioned, ‘Hey, is this something you might be interested in?’ “Explains Howard. Executive Producer praises the technical expertise of the Swedish studio. Its members, many of them formerly Starbreeze Studios, were responsible for The Chronicles of Riddick: Escape from Butcher Bay, an “incredible” title for the manager.

“When you observe the technical level of that game at that time, before DOOM [probablemente refirindose a DOOM 3, que llegara casi un ao despus], it’s unbelievable, “says Howard. And the work they’ve done on Wolfenstein with scenes and characters. I think they are amazing developers. “

“So I brought them up [de Indiana Jones]: ‘Hey, is this something that interests you?’ And they said, ‘Absolutely. And they’re good at Nazi stuff, right?Howard clarifies that his role in the project as executive producer is not a daily job, as with the games he directs, but a weekly or monthly job, “depending on the state of the game.”

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“They are playing the game,” he says, referring to MachineGames. “Am creatively involved, What [preguntando]: ‘What is the game going to be like?’ He had this original story and we have worked on it together. I spent a little time on it and they are developing it, they are doing an incredible job. I’m just happy to lend a hand and be involved. “

The game is in the early stages of development

Lucasfilm Games y Bethesda Softworks announced in January 2021 the game of Indiana Jones. Title has no release date or platforms announced, though Pete Hines, Bethesda Softworks’ chief marketing officer, said in June that it was in the early stages of production.

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