Bethesda has teased the Twitter universe that they will be collaborating with Lucasfilm Games to develop a new Indiana Jones game.
— Bethesda (@bethesda) January 12, 2021
With Microsoft’s recent acquisition of Bethesda last September 2020, it is likely possible that this game could come out as an Xbox exclusive so we’ll just wait for further announcements.
According to their last press release, they are pushing to include Bethesda iconic titles in their Xbox Game Pass this year as they are also planning to expand to 23 creative studio teams.
Was The Game Teased Earlier Last Year?
There has also been speculation as reported by IGN that Todd Howard may have teased the game last November through a tweet from Geoff Keighley.
This week’s special Zoom guest! Todd Howard! pic.twitter.com/HZWo1ZWa0r
— Geoff Keighley (@geoffkeighley) November 8, 2020
As seen in the tweet, Howard seemed to have the Ark and Idol from Indiana Jones & The Raiders of the Lost Ark propped up on his bookshelf behind him.
However, SVP of global marketing at Bethesda Peter Hines reiterated that Todd Howard was just a long time fan of the Indiana Jones franchise.
Just to be clear, this is not anyone "doing" anything. Todd is a lifelong fan of Indiana Jones. He owns a lot of cool Indiana Jones stuff. He's not displaying it for anyone's benefit or because of this announce. He's just a huge fan of Indiana Jones.
— Pete Hines (@DCDeacon) January 12, 2021
Star Wars Joining In The Hype
With the recent Star Wars Battlefront 2 Celebration Edition coming out in the Epic Games Store in a few days, it makes sense that they also announced their Lucasfilm Games collaboration with Bethesda via their news blog.
To add more excitement for the gaming community, it looks like Swedish game development studio Machine Games are also looking for new members for their team.
And yes… we’re hiring. 😊 https://t.co/7QgAjbKMhw
— machinegames (@machinegames) January 12, 2021
These gaming companies are going full force with the subtle display of Bethesda on the passport, Machine Games on the typewriter and Lucasfilm on the camera provided in the trailer. Judging from this week’s teaser, we can expect that Indiana Jones is going to be a great blockbuster collaboration.