The latest entry in the Wolfenstein first-person shooter franchise will also be released for next-generation consoles.
No new Wolfenstein game has released since 2009’s Wolfenstein, which was developed by Raven Software and published by Activision. Rather than being a precursor, continuation or reboot of that game or the main Wolfenstein universe, Wolfenstein: The New Order will be set in an alternate history in which the Third Reich succeeded in winning the second World War and now control the world.
The game’s creation will be handled by Swedish game developer MachineGames. The studio was founded in 2009 by former members of Starbreeze Studios, whose work includes the critically acclaimed The Chronicles of Riddick: Escape from Butcher’s Bay. The developer previously announced it was working on an unannounced project following its acquisition in 2010 by ZeniMark Studios, the parent company that also owns Bethesda. Wolfenstein: The New Order was that project and the team has promised to do its utmost to ensure a successful final product.
Wolfenstein: The New Order will run using id Tech 5 Technology by iD Software. In a press release, the company announced Gamespot will run exclusive feature stories on Wolfenstein: The New Order revealing new information. Feature articles will run from now until the game’s release and include stories about the game and its development.