On the twentieth anniversary of Wolfenstein 3D, the great grand-daddy of the first-person shooter genre, it's only fair that Bethesda, which inherited all of id Software's IP when it bought it back in 2009, announce development of a new AAA title in the world's oldest shooter franchise.
Enter Wolfenstein: The New Order, a retro-futuristic shooter set in the 1960s of an alternate timeline, where the axis powers win the war, and Nazi Germany emerges a hegemon. The best part? You play the very first FPS hero, B.J. Blazkowicz! The cinematic reveal trailer of the game was posted, which reveals the baddies in command of a highly mechanized army. B.J finds himself in the future that isn't supposed to be.
While Bethesda Softworks is obviously publishing the game, id Software doesn't appear to be the studio behind it, rather Sweden-based MachineGames, which holds a big chunk of talent from Starbreeze studios, the people behind Chronicles of Riddick. The game is being developed for PC, current Xbox 360, PlayStation 3; and next-generation consoles such as the PlayStation 4 and Xbox "Durango."
|Topics||Bethesda, Id Software, Wolfenstein, MachineGames, Wolfenstein 3D|