When Bethesda announced the spinoff Wolfenstein: Youngblood at E3 this year, a lot of people wondered, including us at TGON, if Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus was the end of the story for series protagonist BJ Blazkowicz.
The series has always been very messy and at times complicated to follow. It’s had so many reboots, sequels and spin offs that we just assumed an actual third installment wasn’t happening.
That, however is not the case. Wolfenstein III is apparently in the pipeline as Bethesda vice president of global marketing and communications Pete Hines told Metro in a recent interview.
“Absolutely we’re making a Wolfenstein III,” he said. “They said on stage that they’re taking a break from the larger story to do [Wolfenstein: Youngblood]. But we all have to see how that ends.”
Hines also said that dire stories of Wolfenstein II’s poor sales performance were a little overblown.
“At the end of the day Wolfenstein did well for us, because we’re about to do two more Wolfenstein games,” he said. “Could it have done better? Sure. But…”
In the same interview, Hines also discussed some of Bethesda’s other intellectual properties, including Dishonored. Despite Arkane announcing the series was currently “resting”, Hines advised fans not to “read too much into that”.
“Look, Arkane has two studios, they’re working on a number of things,” Hines explained. “That’s no different than [Bethesda boss] Todd Howard saying, ‘I’m gonna make a Fallout game and then I’m gonna make Starfield before I go back to TES6′”.
Bethesda has a lot of big games planned for the coming years. Fallout 76 launches November 14. Doom Eternal, Rage 2, and Wolfenstein: Youngblood are scheduled for 2019. Beyond that, there’s Starfield, The Elder Scrolls VI, and now Wolfenstein III.
As for the next Wolfenstein game, Youngblood will be set in the 1980s and stars Jessica and Sophia, the twin daughters of BJ Blazkowicz, as they continue the war on the Nazi scourge. You can play it solo or in co-op. Also coming next year is the VR game Wolfenstein: Cyberpilot.