FPS masterminds MachineGames is finally working on Wolfenstein 3, putting us back in the shoes of B.J. Blazkowicz. According to a recent leak, the third title in the Wolfenstein series is going to start development pretty soon following the team's Xbox-exclusive Indiana Jones game.
A job vacancy at MachineGames asks for a new Senior Animator, and it certainly seems like the role is for Wolfenstein 3. The job listing asks for an animator with a "passion for video games and especially for first-person immersive games".
Most tellingly, the new animator must have a "strong familiarity with MachineGames´ titles". Outside of the upcoming Indiana Jones game for Xbox and PC, the developer has only ever worked on Wolfenstein titles, and an add-on pack for the original Quake.
While sure, the first-person immersive part might be a reference to the Indy title, it is doubtful that MachineGames would make an Indiana Jones game in first-person. After all, every Indie game so far has been a third-person affair.
Despite hailing all the way back from 1981 with MUSE Software's Castle Wolfenstein, the series has been an iconic force in the FPS space. Often called the "Grandaddy of First-Person Shooters", MachineGames' 2014 reboot Wolfenstein: The New Order brought the series back into the limelight.
Since then, MachineGames has released The Old Blood, which saw B.J. Blazkowicz kicking undead nazis in the butt as well as Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus. The series has been laying dormant since 2019's Youngblood spin-off, which was definitely not as well received as other games in the series.
On Reddit, reactions to the news have been varied, but many seem to concur that MachineGames should definitely decide to ignore Youngblood as part of the Wolfenstein canon. Considering the second mainline game ended on a rather substantial cliffhanger, it will be interesting to see where this new game picks up.
While it is definitely too early to tell when will we receive any official confirmation of the game, let alone a release date, we are fairly sure that MachineGames is starting work on it. Our main man B.J. is ready and, well, we are definitely ready along with him, "bring 'em on!"
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