Yesterday we reported that Bethesda's Todd Howard is joining the team behind the Indiana Jones game, leading to concern about potential Elder Scrolls and Starfield delays.
The internet just exploded with hype as Lucasfilm Games announced that it would be collaborating on an Indiana Jones game. Together with MachineGames, the studio is putting out the first 'Indy game' in a decade.
However, the announcement also revealed that Bethesda's own Todd Howard would be acting as an Executive Producer. This is a cause for concern for many fans because Bethesda already has two major projects in the works.
With the hype around both Starfield and The Elder Scrolls 6 only building, fans worry that Todd Howard's involvement with Indiana Jones will lead to a title getting delayed. As it turns out, Bethesda doesn't share those concerns.
Indiana Jones Game Won't Delay Bethesda's Work
Thanks to Senior Vice President of Marketing and Communications at Bethesda Pete Hines, we know a little more about Howard's involvement. And according to the Bethesda insider, Indiana Jones won't be delaying any games.
Replying to fan queries on Twitter, Hines confirms that Todd Howard won't have issues splitting his attention:
"Todd is currently EP on many BGS and other projects, such as the Fallout TV show,” claims Pete Hines. “His main focus remains Directing the upcoming Starfield and TES6 games, which aren’t affected by today’s news.”
This is sure to have fans breathing a sigh of relief. However, if either upcoming title was to be delayed, we're not so sure we'd hear about it.
After all, neither Starfield nor the upcoming Elder Scrolls title has a firm release window yet. And given the reception to Fallout 4 and Fallout 76, it's likely that Bethesda wants to remind fans that it's still capable of delivering exceptional gaming experiences.
What's more, the recent Cyberpunk 2077 launch disaster will only remind developers that they can't ride solely on their reputation alone.
We're still waiting to hear more about Indiana Jones' next upcoming adventure. However, Bethesda confirms that it'll be a while before we get further details.
Right now, fans are speculating that the game may be exclusive to Xbox and PC. This comes following the recent acquisition of ZeniMax Media, parent company of Bethesda, by Microsoft.
Regardless of when and where the game will release, this is an exciting first project for the recently-rebranded Lucasfilm Games studio. Already, fans are predicting that new Star Wars games may be on the way.