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Todd Howard: MachineGames' Indiana Jones Game is a Love Letter to the Franchise

Todd Howard: MachineGames' Indiana Jones Game is a Love Letter to the Franchise - News

by William D'Angelo , posted on 01 December 2022 / 2,582 Views

Bethesda Game Studios' game director and executive producer Todd Howard in an interview with the Lex Fridman podcast on YouTube discussed MachineGames' upcoming Indiana Jones game.

Howard said the genre of the game is a mash-up as it isn't intentionally one genre.

"I would just say it’s a mash-up," said Howard on what genre the game is. "It is a unique, it isn’t one thing intentionally, so it does a lot of different things."

Howard said Raiders of the Lost Ark is his favorite movie of all time and the game is designed will be a "definite love letter to Indiana Jones."

"[MachineGames is] the perfect fit for this game, with storytelling and how they record it," he added. 

Bethesda Softworks and MachineGames in partnership with LucasFilm announced the Indiana Jones game in January 2021.


A life-long and avid gamer, William D'Angelo was first introduced to VGChartz in 2007. After years of supporting the site, he was brought on in 2010 as a junior analyst, working his way up to lead analyst in 2012 and taking over the hardware estimates in 2017. He has expanded his involvement in the gaming community by producing content on his own YouTube channel and Twitch channel. You can contact the author on Twitter @TrunksWD.


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8 Comments
gtotheunit91 (on 01 December 2022)

I’m really hoping MachineGames can pull it off! I enjoyed the storytelling of the new Wolfenstein games, but I wouldn’t say it was out of this world. And their only other gaming releases have been DLC for the original Quake.

So FPS games are in their core DNA. I’m rooting for them to successfully make the jump from FPS to what I’m assuming to be, third-person action-adventure.

I loooooove the Indiana Jones movies and I can’t wait to see how a AAA game on the character will look like!

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scrapking gtotheunit91 (on 02 December 2022)

Indiana Jones games have a pretty good track record, overall. So yes, I share your high hopes!

With this being a licensed game, is it still coming to Game Pass on Day 1?

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SuperNintend0rk (on 01 December 2022)

Raiders of the Lost Ark is also one of my all-time favorite movies. I really hope they don't screw this opportunity up!

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method114 (on 01 December 2022)

I've never been to huge of a fan of the movies but a game based on the movies sounds great.

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DonFerrari (on 01 December 2022)

I do hope it turns out a great game.

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SegaHeart (on 01 December 2022)

I love Raiders of the Lost Ark aswell, the ending was incredible.

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Vengeance1138 (on 01 December 2022)

Love letter to the franchise is such an overused and cliche term. It's lost all meaning.

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