As part of the announcement that MachineGames and Bethesda are working on an Indiana Jones game, it was also made clear that Todd Howard would act as executive producer for the project. However, Howard is also director on Starfield and The Elder Scrolls 6 – which we expect to be huge projects for the company.
Replying to a Twitter thread noting Howard’s involvement in multiple Bethesda projects at the same time, Hines reassured fans of his priorities. “Todd is currently EP on many BGS and other projects, such as the Fallout TV show,” the tweet reads. “His main focus remains directing the upcoming Starfield and TES6 games, which aren’t affected by today’s news.”
Todd is currently EP on many BGS and other projects, such as the Fallout TV show. His main focus remains Directing the upcoming Starfield and TES6 games, which aren’t affected by today’s news.
— Pete Hines (@DCDeacon) January 12, 2021
That involvement in the Indiana Jones game seems to come down in part to Howard’s love for the franchise – to the point where we thought he may have been actively teasing the Indiana Jones project months ago. As it turns out, he just has a lot of Indy merch on his shelves.
“Todd is a lifelong Indy fan, and has been trying for over a decade to make this game,” wrote Hines about the annoucnement. “He’s beyond excited to work with the award-winning MachineGames team, a perfect fit for Indy.”
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