Bethesda have been teasing on their twitter account the gaming community with two images with the cryptic text ‘1960’ beside them. What could this title be?
Well, after The Evil Within, Bethesda though they aren’t developing the game are publishing it and thoughts of the next Fallout IV were quickly dispelled.
So what other games could it be? Of course there is the possibility it is an entirely new title of a franchise but I would think it’s either one of these two options. Wolfenstein or Doom.
For Doom, one of the most well known and received first person horror shooters, after the release of Doom 3 all the way back in 2004 (9 Years!) the sequel to the much acclaimed series has gone through development hell and has been the constant source of rumours from an unfinished title to a complete reboot of everything to do with the game about 2 years back. Id Software is currently in charge of development of Doom 4 and with its futuristic elements, this could finally signal the long, well overdue return of Doom to the gaming world.
Now while the futuristic elements would point to a new Doom title, I wouldn’t be too quick to dismiss this as the possibility of a new Wolfenstein, named by many as the grandfather of FPSs without which we may not have many of the FPSs over the last twenty years. Indeed last year was the 20th anniversary of the Wolfenstein 3D release, a massively acclaimed classic game. Now while the futuristic elements aren’t what identify the title (though there are certainly such elements) the date 1960 is close to the Nazi’s reign of terror. Maybe an alternate universe storyline or something along those lines could make sense with these new screens.
Either way, it seems Gamespot has the scoop on this upcoming title so stay tuned for once the big reveal is made.