There’s no upcoming shortage of games in the Wolfenstein universe as Bethesda announced at E3 that both the VR experience Wolfenstein: Cyberpilot and the spin-off title Wolfenstein: Youngblood are both slated to arrive next year. Despite this, many have been left wondering about the status of the next mainline sequel and whether or not it would still be slated to arrive in the future.
Well, wonder no more as Bethesda’s own Pete Hines recently confirmed in a new interview that Wolfenstein III is all but inevitable. Speaking with UK outlet Metro during Gamescom, Hines was asked about whether last year’s release of Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus performed well enough at retail to receive a new sequel. While Hines acknowledged that sales for the shooter could have been better, he didn’t mince his words when confirming that Wolfenstein III is still in the plans.
Hines’ statement was as follows:
“Yeah, sure. Absolutely we’re making a Wolfenstein III. They said on stage that they’re taking a break from the larger story to do this thing. But we all have to see how that ends.”
Hines referring to the stage was in reference to MachineGames showing off Wolfenstein: Youngblood at E3. Even though they’re taking a detour to instead make this new co-op experience focusing on BJ Blazkowicz daughters, it seems that after they release that project next year they’ll likely get back to working on Wolfenstein III.
This isn’t all that surprising and is pretty much the strategy that I figured Bethesda and MachineGames had lined up for the series. Still, it’s nice to have some sort of confirmation that we will likely be seeing Wolfenstein III appear down the line. Now to just keep holding out hope that we finally see Mecha-Hitler in the next installment.