Bethesda bringing a new studio in to develop the alternate 60's era shooter.
Bethesda has announced 'Wolfenstein: The New Order,' the latest revival of the thirty year old shooter. The plan is to bring the game to the Xbox 360, PS3, PC and "next-generation consoles" before the end of the year.
The last entry in the series, 2009's 'Wolfenstein,' was developed by Raven using an advanced version of id Tech 4, but this latest entry has been placed in the hands of a new developer. Developer MachineGames was acquired by Zenimax in 2010, and put right to work on this new 'Wolfenstein' using id Tech 5. MachineGames is made up of former Starbreeze studios employees, which may intrigue fans of 'The Chronicles of Riddick: Escape from Butcher's Bay.'
'Wolfenstein: The New Order' is being teased as taking placed in an alternate 1960's where the world is still reeling from a World War II that concluded in Nazi victory. Players can expect to once again take up the role of William 'B.J.' Blazkowicz, and this time lead a subversive resistance against a mass of Nazi super weapons.
'Wolfenstein: The New Order' is set to release during the packed Q4 of 2013.
Author: Brian Hoss