- Indiana Jones and the Great Circle aims for a 2024 release, as revealed in its gameplay footage at Xbox’s Developer Direct.
- The game will primarily be played in first-person, with third-person moments for traversal, and features Indy’s iconic whip as a versatile tool.
- Rumor has it that the game will be releasing December 2024.
A new report suggests Indiana Jones and the Great Circle is aiming to release right before the end of 2024. Developed by MachineGames, the Bethesda studio responsible for the rebooted Wolfenstein series, Indiana Jones and the Great Circle appeared at Xbox’s recent Developer Direct where it unveiled its full title, lengthy gameplay footage, and stamped a 2024 release window.
Since its first teaser, Indiana Jones fans have been speculating about whether this new title from MachineGames would feature first or third-person gameplay. Questions were answered with The Great Circle‘s apperance at Xbox’s Developer Direct, as its trailer revealed that it’ll primarily be played in first-person, with the camera pulling back to third-person for traversal moments. Indy’s iconic whip was shown off as a multifaceted tool, proving useful in combat, stealth, and traversal. Indiana Jones and the Great Circle’s gameplay unveiling seems to have been received with overwhelming positivity, as its use of the classic theme music, Harrison Ford’s likeness, along with Troy Baker’s voice performance, all seem promising for fans of the films.
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According to a new report from The Verge, it would seem that Indiana Jones and the Great Circle is targeting a December 2024 release. It’s rare for major AAA games to release in December, as most Fall and Holiday games tend to be out by the end of November, in time for Black Friday and Cyber Monday. Such a window would mean Indiana Jones and the Great Circle would be out just in time for the holidays, though it would surely miss the eligibility cutoff for Geoff Keighley’s Game Awards.
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The Verge’s report also mentioned that Xbox may be internally considering releasing a PlayStation 5 version of Indiana Jones and the Great Circle just a few months after the game’s supposed Xbox debut in December. Over the past few weeks, rumors have been swirling online over Xbox allegedly planning to port first-party titles like Hi-Fi Rush and Sea of Thieves over to Nintendo and PlayStation consoles. Most recently, other major Xbox ecosystem exclusives like Starfield and the soon-to-be released Senua’s Saga: Hellblade 2 have been added to these rumors. With Indiana Jones and the Great Circle also seeming to join the fray, fans and the industry at large continue to await official word from Xbox, either confirming or denying these rumored plans.
As for Indiana Jones and the Great Circle, it wouldn’t be out of the question for MachineGames to reveal the title’s final release date at Xbox’s much expected June showcase. In regard to the rampant rumors of Xbox internally debating putting several of its big first-party titles out on competing platforms, fans will have to wait for official word from Microsoft, which is said to be coming sometime in Spring.