- MachineGames and Bethesda revealed the Indiana Jones game titled Indiana Jones and the Great Circle during the Xbox Developer Direct.
- The story involves Indiana Jones going on a globe-trotting adventure to solve the mystery of the Great Circle, aided by his companion Gina, an investigative reporter with a personal stake in the adventure.
- Players can expect a mix of melee combat, stealth, gunplay, and puzzle solving in Indiana Jones and the Great Circle.
MachineGames and Bethesda appeared at the Xbox Developer Direct to finally pull the curtain back on the Indiana Jones game, which is now officially titled Indiana Jones and the Great Circle. There have been many questions about the Indiana Jones game since it was first announced, and many of those questions have now been answered thanks to the big Xbox Developer Direct reveal.
MachineGames has a reputation for delivering high-quality first-person shooter experiences, successfully revitalizing the Wolfenstein franchise with The New Order and The New Colossus. When it was announced that MachineGames would be developing an Indiana Jones game, many wondered if the game would be first-person like the studio’s other projects or if it would be a third-person action-adventure title instead.
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It’s now been confirmed that Indiana Jones is primarily a first-person game, though it will also incorporate third-person elements. While the bulk of the game will have players experience Indiana Jones and the Great Circle through Indy’s eyes, environmental traversal and cutscenes will be in third-person, with Harrison Ford’s likeness used. Some other exciting details about Indiana Jones and the Great Circle were also revealed during the Xbox Developer Direct, including the fact that the game is looking to launch at some point later in 2024.
Where is Indiana Jones and the Great Circle’s Place in the Indiana Jones Timeline?
It was explained during the Xbox Developer Direct that Indiana Jones and the Great Circle is set in 1937, between the events of Raiders of the Lost Ark and The Last Crusade. The story begins when a “giant of a man” attempts to steal an artifact from the museum located in the college that Indy works at as a professor. This event puts the adventure in motion, with Indy going on a globe-trotting adventure to solve the mystery of the titular “Great Circle.”
Indy won’t be alone on his adventure. Like in the Indiana Jones film series, Jones has a companion to help him in his quest. This time around, he’s joined by Gina, an investigative reporter who has “a lot riding on the adventure” and has been “tracking a lead” tied to the Great Circle mystery for a long time.
Indiana Jones Gameplay Explained
Players will unravel the mysteries in Indiana Jones and the Great Circle while engaging in melee combat, stealth, gunplay, and puzzle solving. MachineGames wants to give players plenty of options when it comes to tackling each situation that they find themselves in. Of course, Indy will have his trusty whip at his disposal, which is used as both a weapon and a traversal tool.
Beyond the dangerous enemies that players come across in Indiana Jones and the Great Circle, they will also have to tackle a variety of puzzles, some of which will be optional, as well as plenty of deadly Indiana Jones-style elaborate traps. The game looks impressive so far, and it will be exciting to see how it all comes together later this year.