The BJ actor speaks about the next Wolfenstein

In an interview to the Two Left Sticks website about the next Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare, where he’s not only a voice actor, but also one of the writers of the game, Brian Bloom, who also impersonated BJ Blazkowicz in Wolfenstein: The New Order and The Old Blood – and also the killer in the A-Team movie in 2010 -, spoke about his work on the BJ character in a possible sequel of the games:

I’ll be safe with this answer. If you look at Bethesda’s E3 2016 lineup there was a title hinted at in a cool way. It sparked a bit of wildfire. That subtle, very simple DOS language, going through the titles. Perhaps we’re working on that as we speak.

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About the fate of BJ after The New Order, and what he would like to do with this character:

Whoever B.J. Blaskowicz was, in the content we have so far, he’s the articulation of a promise not kept; a country that surrendered while he was in a coma. He’s fighting a war on his own with a very small group of people, completely outgunned and out-manned. A world taken over by scourge of racism, nazism, and fascism. Anya and their relationship in many ways is B.J. attempting to give redemption to the dream lost. Those ideals that he has that might be idealistic – marriage, children, living in a free world. It’s all part of who he is. Putting my own feelings aside, and giving the audience all room to have their own feelings about this. I think we can agree that his core convictions are related to that kind of loyalty.

Brian won’t tell anything more as he doesn’t want to violate any NDA. He seems very much involved in the games and characters he’s working on. It seems to confirm the development of the next Wolfenstein game, some months after the revelation from the actress playing Anya. Wait&see!

Rumor: A new Wolfenstein game under development at MachineGames

The Polish actress Alicja Bachleda-Curuś, who played and voiced Anya in Wolfenstein: The New Order, spoke about her work on the Wolfenstein games to a Polish TV, and revealed by mistake that she was working on a sequel of the game for MachineGames studio:

I’m working on a video game, first part of which I have already made. Now we’re making a second one, which will take two more years.

I played this game [Wolf3D] as a child. I was very happy when I got to the point where I could shoot Hitler.

So we can expect a new Wolfenstein game in 2017, still developed by MachineGames and published by Bethesda. In many interviews over the last year, MachineGames told that they would be very pleased to work on a new Wolfenstein game, and that they already had many ideas about it. With the success of their work on the Wolfenstein games with Bethesda, it would have been very strange if they wouldn’t have been authorized to do it!

Note that it seems to be a curse for MachineGames: in 2013, an ADR Engineer put on his CV that he was working on a new Wolfenstein game… 3 months before the official announcement of Wolfenstein: The New Order!

Bethesda’s teasing (encore)

Bethesda launched once again a teasing on twitter and Gamespot to prepare the announcement of a new game. The publisher added that this game was not developed by its own studio – hence, it shall not be a new Elder Scrolls nor Fallout game. The following pictures have been posted…

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On the pictures, one can see the year 1960 written in the lower left corner. Many news sites guess it might be a new Wolfenstein game taking place at that time, far later than the previous games of the series. According to Bethesda, we’ll get more info in the upcoming hours… Wait&see!

 

Bethesda’s teasing (updated)

The developer Bethesda Softworks – which is part of the ZeniMax Media group like id Software – is currently teasing an upcoming major game announcement…


We can see some barbed wires and a vinyl disk… The wires could be in a German prisoner camp like Castle Wolfenstein, and the disk seems to come, according to some journalists, from the “Moonbeam Trio”, a famous band from the 1930s…

So, shall we discover soon a new game from the Wolfenstein series? Or is it a new Fallout game, like many says… Stay tuned!

 

Updated on 19/04: The game has been finally announced: it’s named “The Evil Within”, and it’s a survival-horror game created by Tango Gameworks.

 

 

A new Wolfenstein game soon?

Some websites like VG24/7 have spotted on a CV of an “ADR Engineer” (removed since – but still in Google cache) an entry mentioning a new game called “Wolfenstein” and foreseen for 2013, and developed by Zenimax Sweden (note that id Software is also part of the Zenimax group). This will revive rumors of a new Wolfenstein game, even if the 2009 installment was not well received…

Un prochain Wolfenstein ? On y pense…

Dans une interview accordée au site Kotaku lors de la dernière QuakeCon, Todd Hollenshead, PDG d’id Software, a parlé en ces termes de la série Wolfenstein :

“Ca serait dommage s’il n’y avait pas un autre jeu Wolfenstein, parce que personnellement, je suis un fan de la série. Wolf3D est le premier jeu auquel j’ai joué sur PC. Donc en ce qui me concerne, j’ai beaucoup de souvenirs et d’attachement vis-à-vis de ce jeu. Et même avant de travailler pour id Software je jouais à Wolf3D. En ce moment, nous sommes toujours dans une phase de réflexion à son sujet.”

id Software ne ferme donc pas la porte à un nouveau Wolfenstein, malgré le succès mitigé du dernier opus développé par Raven Software en 2009.

id Software : Focus sur les franchises existantes pendant 10 ans

John Carmack a confirmé lors du dernier QuakeCon que id Software ne prévoyait pas de travailler sur de nouvelles licences dans les dix années à venir.
Cela signifie que le studio se focalisera sur les existantes (Doom, Quake, Rage et Wolfenstein), ainsi que sur les jeux mobiles.
Pourrait-on voir apparaitre un nouveau jeu Wolfenstein d’ici quelques années ? Il faut se rappeler que finalement, chaque jeu Wolfenstein (Wolf3D/SOD, RtCW, Wolfenstein) a été développé avec environ 8 ans d’écart (92-93, 01-03, 09), donc rendez-vous en 2017 pour un nouveau Wolf ? À suivre, donc ! ^^