Bethesda has been keeping pretty steady on development of its Wolfenstein games over the past few years, starting with The New Order and continuing on with The Old Blood. This fall, it’ll return once again, partnering up with developer Machine Games to bring back the series with Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus. And it doesn’t appear that it’ll be done after that.
It’s not because of the series’ high praise, either. It’s because of the company’s future plans with what it yet has to offer.
Speaking with Danny O’Dwyer, two of the developers from Machine Games explained what’s to come next after The New Colossus makes its way out the door. “Our plan from the beginning has been to make it into a trilogy, that’s still the plan,” explained executive producer Jerk Gustafsson. “It depends of course how it goes with this one but it’s always been the plan to do three parts.” (So, then, did The Old Blood not count as its own separate part?)
Creative director Jens Matthies added, “Me and my co-writer think ahead all the time we had the arc for the individual game but also the meta-arc for all of the games. It’s amazing for us because we’ve never made a sequel before.” (Ahhhhh, so The Old Blood didn’t count. Right, got it.)
So, if it sells well enough, it sounds like Wolfenstein III – if that is what it ends up being called – will inevitably happen, closing out the legacy of B.J. Blazkowicz in style…well, until the next game in the series comes out, anyway. For now, players can enjoy the frenzy of Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus, with the new trailer – which can be seen above – demonstrating just what kind of havoc we’re in for, Panzerhunds and all.
And it appears to be Bethesda’s big bet for the holiday season – and going up against Assassin’s Creed Origins and Super Mario Odyssey, which release on the same day. Let’s not forget that Call of Duty: WWII and Star Wars: Battlefront II are close behind. Good luck, guys!