The game was unexpectedly announced on the official Bethesda Twitter with a short teaser, announcing that Todd Howard, head of Bethesda Game Studios, would produce it.
A game about Indiana Jones!
A new Indiana Jones game with an original story is in development from our studio, @MachineGames, and will be executive produced by Todd Howard, in collaboration with @LucasfilmGames… It’ll be some time before we have more to reveal, but we’re very excited to share today’s news!
– Bethesda (@bethesda) January 12, 2021
There are almost no details about the project at the moment. So far, the game has no name or release date. On what platforms the game will be released is also unclear.
Apparently, the project is in the early stages of development. Yesterday, Lucasfilm launched a new brand called Lucasfilm Games – it was created specifically for video games based on the film company’s franchises.
Disney clarified that “the game will tell a completely original, separate story, which takes place at the height of the famous adventurer’s career.”
Since the release of Raiders of the Lost Ark in 1981, about two dozen video games have been released in the franchise. Simultaneously, after Lego Indiana Jones, released in 2008 and 2009 on PC and consoles, nothing big came out.
We recently came to know that Microsoft buys ZeniMax for $ 7.5 billion, which owns game studios Bethesda, id Software, Arkane Studios, and others (Doom, Quake, Fallout, Wolfenstein, The Elder Scrolls).