MachineGames’ Jens Matthies doesn’t take his responsibilities lightly.
“It’s such a huge part of video game legacy,” says MachineGames’ Jens Matthies, “If there’s a video game museum, Wolfenstein is in the first room. It’s the start of the wave that shaped the world of gaming.” But if you were thinking there was going to be a multiplayer component to this museum exhibit, the answer is nein, or perhaps inte, since MachineGames is a Swedish company. Wolfenstein: The New Order will be a strictly single player experience.
Way back when, Matthies was an enthusiastic player of Wolfenstein 3D, the FPS that really kicked off the franchise. “I never then of course dreamed that I was going to be working with it,” says Matthies. “It’s both an honor and a legacy.” In this legacy, you’ll be going to an alternate 1960s, in which the Nazis won and are now consolidating their hold over the world, the moon, and beyond. This retro science theme allows MachineGames to play with all manner of robot toys, from hulking behemoths to savage looking mechanical hounds. But Matthies doesn’t play favourites. “Every time there’s a Nazi robot it’s my favorite,” he says.
This PC, current, and next gen console title hasn’t got a firm release date yet, but is slated for Q4 2013.