Wolfenstein 3 Will Change Things Up, Says Developer

The Upcoming Sequel Will Differ from the Previous Games in the Series

Correction: This story previously reported that the Wolfenstein game designer gave an interview to Eurogamer. The designer was actually giving a talk at a gaming industry event not an interview.

A game designer for MachineGames, the developer behind the Wolfenstein reboot series, said during recent gaming industry event that the next Wolfenstein game would “play with” the series format and could possibly be shown at an E3 “two years into the future.”


The designer, Andreas Öjerfors, explained that the Wolfenstein team would like to do “something different” with the next installment in the franchise. “Not because it’s necessary but because we would like to do something different,” Öjerfors said, according to Eurogamer.

He added that the developer team would “play with the format a bit, do something that would interest us.”

However, don’t expect Wolfenstein 3 to not be a first-person shooter: “We are a first-person shooter studio, that’s one of the core values and ambitions of MachineGames. Whatever we do, even if we did Tetris 2, Tetris 2 would be a first-person shooter,” Öjerfors said to Eurogamer.

The previous game in the series, Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus, was received well by critics but had underwhelming sales. Some gamers have theorized that the low sales were due to the politicized nature of the game’s anti-Nazi or anti-White supremacy message in the age of U.S. President Donald Trump.

MachineGames isn’t going to back away from that message for the next game, according to Öjerfors. “If we get negative feedback from Nazis and racists, we don’t really care,” Öjerfors said. “If it’s a statement today to say Nazis are bad then we are in a lot of trouble as a civilization.”

Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus is out now for the PC, PS4 and Xbox One. The Nintendo Switch version will release on June 29th.