One of the most refreshing FPS titles to break onto the scene this year has had a lot of people speculating on a follow up to B.J. Blazkowicz’s deep, emotional and sometimes disturbing journey of vengeance against Nazi’s in an alternative world.
The good news, is that creative director, Jens Matthies, has revealed to Giant Bomb that there is a definite idea for a sequel if the popularity for Wolfenstein: The New Order pans out. That’s probably a definite on the checklist then, as a standout title in the heavily diluted pool of the FPS genre, the game manged to reassess just what a shooter should be and for that, it’s highly regarded by most as one of the greats.
It’s no secret that the ending of the game leaves a huge gap to be filled in the story and there’s a surefire chance of a return to the harrowing universe that Zenimax have created so eloquently while still managing to keep a focus on some nutty, high octane gunplay, an MO of the series.
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. – Jens Matthies
It’s amazing to see that creative writing for gaming is becoming a lot more involved while drawing players into the experience. Most games in the genre can’t quite get that emotional link perfect, to pull a player into feeling the need to mow down half an army of enemies. In fact, shooting games tend to stick to a formula that stacks up ‘been there, done that’ set-pieces and tempting you with customisable weaponry that I never thought would be so banal a few years back. It’s been overdone and a new generation needs a new formula… I can possibly say, in my opinion, that Zenimax have hit that spot.
Next to this, the simplicity of Wolfenstein’s latest incarnation brings a new sheen of quality and hopefully, once the new Doom is on the scene, the bar will be set for the future, to be used as a marker by as many developers who think a bit of paint and a few new guns defines the future.
Wolfenstein: The New Order is available in stores and digitally for PS4, Ps3, Xbox One, Xbox 360 and PC if you haven’t picked up this masterpiece already.