MachineGames’ Indiana Jones title is a ‘unique genre mash-up’, says Todd Howard
“It is a definite love letter to Indiana Jones”
Bethesda’s Todd Howard has said MachineGames’ Indiana Jones game is a “unique” genre mash-up.
Howard, who’s serving as executive producer on the game, was asked if it will have an action adventure side to it during an interview with the Lex Fridman podcast.
“I would just say it’s a mash-up,” he responded. “It is a unique, it isn’t one thing intentionally, so it does a lot of different things”.
Howard, who named Raiders of the Lost Ark as his favourite movie of all-time, also called the game “a definite love letter to Indiana Jones”.
He said Wolfenstein developer MachineGames is “the perfect fit for this game, with storytelling and how they record it”, and that the studio is “doing an incredible job”.
Announced in January 2021, the Indiana Jones game will tell an original, standalone story set at the height of the famed adventurer’s career.
Lucasfilm Games, which is also collaborating on the project, said that some clues to the game’s setup could be found in a teaser trailer (viewable above) that was released with the announcement.
Howard, who said making an Indiana Jones game was on his “bucket list”, originally pitched the project to LucasArts as it was then known in 2009.
While the pitch was well received, he claimed the deal fell apart for various reasons, but a decade later he re-pitched the concept and the stars aligned.
Elsewhere in the interview, Starfield director Howard called Xbox exclusivity “awesome” while admitting he’s feeling “a lot of pressure” to deliver a system selling game.