#GamingBytes: Bethesda Softworks confirms Wolfenstein 3
In a recent interview, Bethesda Softworks, the publisher of the famous Wolfenstein franchise, confirmed that fans would be getting a third installment to the series. Interestingly, Bethesda had announced a spin-off game 'Wolfenstein: Youngblood' at this year's E3. The statement, at E3, had raised doubts that franchise might be coming to an end. However, the company has now clarified its stance.
Fans cried 'fire' a little too early
Wolfenstein's franchise was grossly misunderstood by fans. When 'Wolfenstein: The New Colossus' came out in October 2017, prices dropped quickly. Coupled with the gaming industry's recent trend of doing away with single-player games, Wolfenstein's franchise seemed threatened. However, Bethesda VP Pete Hines assured fans that the spin-off was a break from the franchise but the fans are going to see how the story ends.
What has been Wolfenstein's story so far?
'Wolfenstein: The New Colossus' was technically the third game in the franchise reboot after Bethesda acquired it. 2014 and 2015 saw 'Wolfenstein: The New Order' and 'Wolfenstein: The Old Blood' getting released. Fan-favorite protagonist William 'BJ' Blazkowicz returned to fight Nazis in a dystopian world. The last game saw a group of allies promising to take the fight to the Nazis.
The future of the franchise
The spin-off, Youngblood, will be set in the 1980s and will see Blazkowicz's twin daughters Sophia and Jessica take on Nazi forces. Notably, this game can be played both as single-player and co-op. A VR game 'Wolfenstein: Cyberpilot' is also in the making. Although 'Wolfenstein 3' does not have an official release date, fans can rejoice as Blazkowicz's return to the franchise is confirmed.