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Bethesda Confirms MachineGames’ Indiana Jones Title Is Exclusive To Xbox At FTC Hearing


Posted on June 22, 2023 by Nick Moreno

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Among the scale of teams at Bethesda, the number of titles that shipped in recent years remains consistent concerning the talent at its disposal. Arkane shipping both Deathloop and the most recent Redfall, Tango Gameworks rolled out GhostWire: Tokyo & Hi-Fi Rush, Alpha Dog Games shipped Mighty Doom on mobile, and even Bethesda Game Studios is preparing the launch for Starfield later this fall. So what else?

Well, other talent includes MachineGames. Previously, it was confirmed a trilogy is planned for the Wolfenstien series with its second game, Wolfenstein: New Colossus, arriving in 2017. Additionally, it was revealed a new Indiana Jones game is in the works attached to Lucasfilm Games. It was reported the game is likely to be an Xbox exclusive despite the property being licensed to Bethesda.

During the Thursday hearing of the Federal Trade Commission on Microsoft’s acquisition for Activision Blizzard, Bethesda head of publishing Pete Hines is to stand on behalf of its parent company before the FTC. During which Hines revealed that the upcoming Indiana Jones title will be exclusive to Xbox.

Noted, while Microsoft did acquire Bethesda roughly around the same time the announcement of the new game, it does bring to question where the line is drawn for exclusive titles for the platform. Especially when licensed properties are part of the conversation, it was initially planned to be multiplatform. But post-purchase redirected the project to be an Xbox exclusive. Which is the not the case for Star Wars Knights Of The Old Republic – Remake over on PlayStation.

In a separate development connected to the FTC case this week, it was also revealed that Microsoft has accepted its loss in the ‘console wars’. It is documented that the Xbox firm is aware of its placement compared to PlayStation and Nintendo over the past two decades. You can read the full report by heading here.

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