Though Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus was revealed at E3 2017 only two weeks ago, the game’s developers have already planned a third entry.
Speaking to Giant Bomb, MachineGames Creative Director Jens Matthies revealed that the rebooted series was originally conceived as a trilogy, which would culminate in the appearance of the series’s most recognisable antagonist, Mecha-Hitler:
“We always envisioned this as a trilogy. If we get to make the third one… once we introduce Mecha-Hitler, you can’t go up from there.”
Despite the comments, Matthies cautioned that, although plans are in place, a third entry in the series is unconfirmed. The development of the game will require the approval of publisher Bethesda Softworks, which will likely depend on the reception to Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus, though early previews paint the game as a likely success, at least from a critical standpoint.
The rebooted Wolfenstein series began in 2014, with debut studio MachineGames taking over stewardship of the series following Bethesda’s purchase of the IP from Activision. Wolfenstein: The New Order released to a generally positive reception, with OnlySP’s Nick Calandra saying, “For a 12-15 hour single player campaign experience with no multiplayer to be found, The New Order is certainly an FPS worthy of your time if you’re looking to sit back, relax and enjoy some gory futuristic Nazi killing action.”
The sequel to that original game is scheduled for release on October 27, 2017 on PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.