Bethesda has a lot of huge games in the works, so it would be natural to wonder whether we’ll be seeing more from franchises like Wolfenstein and Dishonored. While Wolfenstein seems to be taking a break from its numbered entries with the upcoming Youngblood, the Dishonored franchise reportedly seems to be “resting”. Speaking to Metro, Bethesda’s vice president of PR and marketing Pete Hines discussed the possibilities regarding the futures for these series.
Regarding the next major instalment in the Wolfenstein series, Pete Hines stated this is a game that they are definitely making. He said, “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.”
The interviewer also inquired about the Dishonored series and how it is said to be “resting.” However, Hines is of the perspective that the developers just want to work on different projects, so it certainly is a possibility that we’ll be seeing more of this series in the future. Hines stated, “Ah, I wouldn’t read too much into that. Look, Arkane has two studios, they’re working on a number of things. That’s no different than Todd Howard saying, ‘I’m gonna make a Fallout game and then I’m gonna make Starfield before I go back to TES6’. He didn’t say I’m never making another… there’s like, ‘We have an idea for another thing here, we have an idea for another there’.”
All in all, it’s still pretty great news for fans of the franchises to learn that they aren’t completely dead. The less-than-stellar commercial performances of both Wolfenstein 2 and Dishonored 2 may have cast doubts over futures of both properties, Dishonored more so than Wolfenstein, since the latter is at least still getting a new game next year. It’s great to know that that doesn’t seem to be the case. Hopefully, we’ll get to learn more about this soon enough.