If you don’t know, publisher Bethesda Softworks will be over developer Machine Games’ Wolfenstein: Cyberpilot (VR) and Wolfenstein: Youngblood, both of which are set to release sometime in 2019. Well, it looks like Bethesda Softworks will be publishing Wolfenstein 3, as well, according to head of PR, Pete Hines.
There’s no doubt that Wolfenstein 2: The New Colossus was and still is a controversial game, but it looks like it will have a successor coming. In what year, though? Well, that remains unknown.
On the topic of the unknown, some wonder if Machine Games will be behind Wolfenstein 3 or if the team will have help from another studio like Rage 2? I say this since the team is working on Wolfenstein: Cyberpilot (VR) and Wolfenstein: Youngblood, but then again the third entry could release in 2020 — or beyond.
Anyway, the news of a third Wolfenstein continuing after the infamous Wolfenstein 2: The New Colossus comes from publication site metro.co.uk, where GameCentral sat down with Hines to talk about a plethora of stuff regarding all things Bethesda.
The topic landed on a forthcoming Wolfenstein title after the interviewer asked Hines about holiday season 2017 and release dates, which the two started talking about Wolfenstein 2: The New Colossus overall sales. GameCentral inquired:
“Did Wolfenstein II do well? Because I love those games and the second one had a much later release date than the first one and didn’t seem to make much impact on the charts.”
Hines would reply with a simple answer of “Yeah, it did well!” However, GameCentral wasn’t buying it and would persist:
“I mean, we never see sales data but looking at the charts and looking at how quickly a game is discounted is usually a pretty good sign. And it seemed to… I don’t want to say flop, but it seemed flop-esque.”
Hines would still keep things simple and replied:
“No, no. Could it have done better? Sure. But…”
According to GameCentral, the goal was to try and get Hines to talk a new installment in the Wolfenstein series of games, to which Hines fell for it and noted:
“Yeah, sure. Absolutely we’re making a Wolfenstein III. They said on stage that they’re taking a break from the larger story to do this thing. But we all have to see how that ends [laughs].”
So there you have it, Wolfenstein 2: The New Colossus will be followed up by Cyberpilot, Youngblood and a third installment. The thing is, how well will all of them perform in the sales department?