Wolfenstein 3 may be currently in development at MachineGames right now. A new job listing hinted that the publisher ZeniMax may be looking for people to work on a new title for the Wolfenstein franchise, which increases the chances that fans may get a sequel to the games, which has some of the best villains ever, soon.
Wolfenstein is one of the most classic FPS franchises ever. What started as an obscure action-adventure game focused on stealth in 1981 became the basis for Wolfenstein 3D in 1992, the game that essentially created the FPS genre a year before Doom was released. The series was brought back in 2014 with Wolfenstein: The New Order, developed by MachineGames. The game was a big hit and spawned a sequel and a spin-off, being once more hailed among the best FPS series of the 2010s.
Now, Wolfenstein 3 may be under production or at least about to start, as a job listing indicates that the studio is looking for a new hire. The job listings were found by Hard2DaC0re, who shared them on Reddit. ZeniMax is currently looking for candidates for a Senior Animator position. The recruiters are specifically looking for someone who has a passion for immersive first-person shooters and who has participated in the full production cycle of at least one AAA game before. There’s another detail that makes it even more likely that this is about a new Wolfenstein, though, as the “preferred skills” section lists a strong familiarity with games developed by MachineGames.
Unfortunately, there are not any details about the game at the moment, including whether the project exists or not, so gamers should treat this as no more than speculation. For instance, it’s unclear who will be the new protagonist, in case the game exists. B.J. Blazkowicz was the protagonist for the first two titles, but Wolfenstein: Youngblood choose to instead star the sisters Jess and Soph Blazkowicz, the so-called Terror Twins. The reception of the latest title was not as positive as the first games, though, which leaves the question open.
Wolfenstein 3 would certainly be an excellent addition to Xbox Game Pass, which is suffering from a lack of big, successful titles in 2023. Microsoft is having the Xbox Games Showcase on June 11, and there’s a chance that gamers may learn more about the theoretical new Wolfenstein game there. The main star of the show, however, is obviously Bethesda’s Starfield, which is certainly the most highly-anticipated game to hit Game Pass this year.