Nearly four years have passed since MachineGames last developed a Wolfenstein game. As they now embark on the development of an Indiana Jones game, fans of the Wolfenstein series can't help but wonder if the developer will return to
castle Wolfenstein it.
A recent job listing for a Senior Animator position at MachineGames has ignited a glimmer of hope, suggesting the developer's potential involvement in a new Wolfenstein game. This speculation is further fueled by these two specific requirements listed in the "Qualifications" section:
- Shipped at least 1 AAA title and been part of a full production cycle.
- Passion for video games and especially for first-person immersive games.
Furthermore, in the "Preferred Skills" section, MachineGames has included a list of skills that would provide an added advantage to prospective candidates, notably:
- Experience animating creatures or quadruped characters.
- Strong familiarity with MachineGames´ titles.
Considering all these factors, let's examine why it's plausible that MachineGames could be working on the next installment in the Wolfenstein series. Firstly, their confirmed project, Indiana Jones, is best suited for a third-person perspective, given the game's focus on exploration and action-packed adventures rooted in its mythology.
Secondly, it is worth noting that MachineGames has primarily focused on AAA titles from the Wolfenstein series since 2014. Thirdly, fans of the Wolfenstein series are well aware that the games prominently feature various four-legged creatures, including the likes of the Kampfhund and Panzerhund.
To bolster our argument, a former UI/UX Designer at MachineGames shared on their LinkedIn profile that they contributed to both the "upcoming Indiana Jones game and another unannounced project." Although we lack specific details about the unannounced project, it could be a potential Wolfenstein game.
Should MachineGames indeed be working on the next installment of the Wolfenstein series, hardcore fans will undoubtedly be hoping that the developer can redeem itself from the disappointing 2019 release of Youngblood.
Co-developed with Arkane Studios, Youngblood received significant backlash due to its inclusion of microtransactions, subpar AI design, and the absence of the option to play as the iconic Nazi-terminator William "B.J." Blazkowicz.
Hopefully, we will get an official confirmation of the much-awaited threequel, with BJ Blazkowicz being a playable character once more.