MachineGames has stated its desire to continue the fight against the Nazi Reich with a follow-up to last month’s sleeper hit, Wolfenstein: The New Order.
In an interview with Giant Bomb, the game’s creative director, Jens Matthies, said the studio has mapped out potential avenues for a sequel to the critically-acclaimed title and has a “very clear idea” of where to take the franchise in a future iteration.
“We would love to do a sequel. We have a very, very clear idea of what we accomplished with this game, and what we want to accomplish with a sequel. You learn things constantly, and there’s no switch that you don’t want to keep trying to dial a little higher. I wouldn’t say there was… I wish there was one big lesson. It’s more like 500 smaller ones.”
While Matthies didn’t go into the specifics of B.J. Blazkowicz’s next potential adventure, the fact that the studio has outlined the schematics for a sequel is very good news indeed.
No doubt, the possibility of a follow-up to Wolfenstein: The New Order hinges on the financial success of the game itself, and while MachineGames’ shooter sold reasonably well during its first month on the market — climbing to the fourth highest-selling game behind Watch Dogs, Mario Kart 8 and MLB 14: The Show, respectively — publisher Bethesda is yet to unveil how many copies the game actually sold.
At this time, it’s hard to gauge whether the studio will be given the opportunity to have another crack at the reputable IP. Either way, you can let us know whether you’d like to see a follow-up to Wolfenstein: The New Order in the comments below, and for our own thoughts on MachineGames’ revisionist title, be sure to check out our review.
Source: Giant Bomb