Despite its popularity, the Indiana Jones franchise has seen very few video games over the years, especially in recent times with the most notable being the Lego Indiana Jones series. As such, it came as a welcome surprise in 2021, when Bethesda announced that it was working on a new game, the first since 2011.
Not much is known about the game yet, but as development continues, there will be a steady release of information over the coming months. Everything we know about Indiana Jones so far.
Indiana Jones Launch Date
As of now, no release date has been given for the upcoming Indiana Jones game, and there is little information to speculate when it might be. A release date will be announced as more information comes out and we will keep you updated. Sources close to the game said that the new Indiana Jones will be released by ZeniMax Media in 2024.
Where to Play the New Indiana Jones Game
Indiana Jones is set to release on Xbox Series X and PC, meaning PlayStation gamers will unfortunately be missing out on the game.
Disney Teams Up with Microsoft for Indiana Jones Xbox Exclusive
Indiana Jones was originally slated for release on PC, PS5, and Xbox Series X, but following Microsoft’s acquisition of Bethesda, its upcoming release was pulled from Sony’s platform and made exclusive to Xbox. went. This applies to the recently released Starfield and will continue to do so for upcoming games, such as The Elder Scrolls 6.
Surprisingly, Disney approved Microsoft to make Indiana Jones an Xbox exclusive, even though the original license agreement was for a multi-platform game. The game will still be released via the Xbox app on PC, it’s currently unconfirmed if it will make its way to Steam, however many Xbox exclusives are also on Steam so that will be the case.
Will Indiana Jones Be On Xbox Game Pass?
With Indiana Jones being developed by Microsoft-owned Bethesda, this means the game will launch on Day 1 on Xbox Game Pass for both consoles and PC, giving players access to it as part of their existing subscription. But will be able to check the game.
Indiana Jones’ Development Is Headed Up By Todd Howard
MachineGames, the studio behind the Wolfenstein reboot series from 2014’s The New Order, is taking the reins on this upcoming project. The game will be helmed by Todd Howard, who has served as a producer and director for several games in the Starfield franchise, as well as the Elder Scrolls and Fallout franchises. Todd Howard is known to be a huge fan of the movies, even naming his first dog Indy. In 2009, Todd Howard pitched a new game idea to Lucasfilm but was turned down, so it makes sense that he jumped at the chance to develop the game.
Indiana Jones Teaser Trailer
A teaser trailer for Indiana Jones was first released in January 2021, giving away very little information and instead being full of Easter eggs from the films. In the trailer, the camera pans over a table and various books and papers can be seen next to the camera. The final image in the teaser is Indy’s recognizable whip and cap.
Don’t Expect A Full Reveal Until 2024
Since the initial reveal in 2021, Bethesda has been extremely quiet and hasn’t shed any light on the game, but that should change this year. During an interview in September 2023, executive producer Todd Howard said that fans would have to wait until “next year” to learn more details.
Where In The Timeline Is The New Indiana Jones Game?
The teaser trailer revealed some details that indicate the location and place of the game in the timeline. The plane ticket is from 1937 and a map of Vatican City can be seen, indicating that the game will be set in Italy. Raider of the Lost Ark takes place in 1936, so the events of the game may extend beyond the movie.
Is The New Indiana Jones Game Canon?
With little known about the upcoming Indiana Jones game, it has not been confirmed if the game will be part of the canon timeline. It looks like that will be the case, but we’ll have to wait until the end of the year for confirmation when new details emerge.