Todd Howard may have teased Bethesda’s newly-announced Indiana Jones game two months ago.Speaking to Geoff Keighley last November, Todd Howard seemed to have the Ark and Idol from Indiana Jones & The Raiders of the Lost Ark propped up on his bookshelf behind him (as you can see in the tweet below).
This week’s special Zoom guest! Todd Howard! pic.twitter.com/HZWo1ZWa0r
— Geoff Keighley (@geoffkeighley) November 8, 2020
It’s reminiscent of how Phil Spencer recently appeared in interviews with the then-unannounced Xbox Series S sitting behind him. There’s little chance anyone would have connected those dots, but it still feels like you missed a glaring clue all this time.
Then again, it could be a coincidence – in a Bethesda blog, Pete Hines, SVP of Global Marketing said, “Todd is a lifelong Indy fan, and has been trying for over a decade to make this game. “He’s beyond excited to work with the award-winning MachineGames team, a perfect fit for Indy.” So maybe he just enjoys his Indiana Jones merch?
The Indiana Jones game will be a standalone adventure set at the height of the character’s career, and is being developed by MachineGames (Wolfenstein: The New Order).
It’s the first game announced as part of the revived Lucasfilm Games brand, which will collect games from multiple developers under one banner, covering games from the Star Wars galaxy and beyond.