Wolfenstein: The New Order Dev Has a "Very Clear Idea" For a Sequel

Creative director Jens Matthies says, "We would love to do a sequel."

Swedish developer MachineGames has a "very clear idea" for how it would approach a sequel to last month's Wolfenstein: The New Order. Speaking with GameSpot sister site Giant Bomb, creative director Jens Matthies said, "We would love to do a sequel. We have a very, very clear idea of what we accomplished with this this, and what we want to accomplish with a sequel."

Unfortunately for Wolfenstein fans, Matthies didn't say more about his vision for a sequel. "That would be wonderful," Matthies said about the prospect of making a sequel.

This is not the first time Matthies has spoken about a potential sequel to Wolfenstein: The New Order. During a Reddit AMA last month, Matthies said, "We have lots of ideas for a sequel and we'd love to do one." According to Matthies, whether or not Machine Games gets to make a sequel depends on the financial success of the first game.

Wolfenstein: The New Order launched on May 20 and was the fourth best-selling game of the month in the United States, behind MLB 14: The Show, Mario Kart 8, and Watch Dogs. Publisher Bethesda has not announced an official sales tally for the game.

Giant Bomb's wide-ranging interview with Matthies touches on a number of subjects, including making Wolfenstein relevant in 2014, controversy (or lack thereof) around the game's depiction of prison camps, and more. You can read the full interview at Giant Bomb right now.

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82 comments
Gencic
Gencic

I very much enjoyed the game. For me the best part was the voice acting. Professional and believable.


All the graphics in the world couldn't have helped them out if the voice acting was crap.

jefferson1964
jefferson1964

I liked the game, story line was good, graphics good, just way to many unnecessary "F Bombs" imo....

jerusaelem
jerusaelem

I predict...that the sequel will involve shooting nazis. 

Garm31
Garm31

WAIT A SECOND! They are letting these guys make a sequel? After the total failure of The New Order. 


scanders411
scanders411

I hope it's titled "The Chronicles of Riddick: Path to Furya." 

Snyper22
Snyper22

They should do a remake of "Wolfenstein: Enemy Territory". That was one of my favorite multi-player games of all time, right up there with Unreal tournament and Battlefield. Getting it as a bonus with "Return to Castle Wolfenstein" was just icing on the cake.(hell might as well remake both)


Also they kinda left the ending to The New Order as if it was the last one. There gonna have to do some kind of alternate reality with the sequel if they're going to bring back BJ as the main character. A Wolfenstein without BJ is like Duke Nukem without Duke, it just wont fly.


Wolfenstein: The New Order was awesome though. Accurate leaning, duel-wielding, character progression and the new sneaking system were great additions to a classic game.

HipHopBeats
HipHopBeats

I should have went with my gut and brought this over Watch Dogs. Oh well. Lesson learned.

tonytones21
tonytones21

Better integrate some damn online this time... The New Order would have been crazy with MP.

ERRMAHGERD
ERRMAHGERD

I'm not an oldschool games type of guy and I loved the new one. So, yes please, I'd love it.

labub_007
labub_007

It was good.. but nothing can beat Return to Castle Wolfenstein!!

DanielL5583
DanielL5583

Honestly, as cool as the sequel idea would be, I personally wouldn't want it.

The story wrapped itself up; it's ended, and we know what happens, essentially. And, honestly, I get the impression that it would be more of the same.


That said, I wouldn't be against a sequel, considering the quality of The New Order. I wouldn't mind seeing what would happen after the end.

ninjaxams
ninjaxams

New order was great, i would buy they're next title in a heartbeat. Saw alot of riddick efbb in new order.

SaudiFury
SaudiFury

loved the New Order. best shooter campaign i've played this year so far. would love to see these guys do a sequel. 

JediMasterJ42
JediMasterJ42

I hope they make a sequel I wasn't done with Frau Engel yet. But I really enjoyed The New Order... I just hope they include multiplayer or some other mode if they create a sequel. 

pyosisified
pyosisified

Another casual, bland, rail-way shooter? This industry is such a joke. 

Psycold
Psycold

I would buy it, loved the new one and been playing Wolfenstein games for over 20 years so why stop now? 

bouchart
bouchart

You really don't need to many ideas to make a new Wolfenstein.  It's generally enough to just run around and shoot Nazis.

Jasper_73
Jasper_73

Oh I really hope they do make a sequel .I also hope that they keep the focus on a strong single player experience. There are enough MP games coming out over the next few years. Not that I dont like MP but I do Like SP as well and its just that there are so few and of those few only very few have been as good as this.

KimCheeWarriorX
KimCheeWarriorX

is the sequel gonna be 100 gigs? i mean seriously, it has to be on a top five list of games with the largest datasize. dlc doesnt count.

spacecadet25
spacecadet25

If the game was successful enough they might do a sequel?!  Man, I wish the PC crowd hadn't pirated 100,000+ copies of the game, that might have made quite a difference.

If you truly love games, don't pirate.

R4gn4r0k
R4gn4r0k

I hope this game was succesful enough, I love the game and Machine Games showed that they are a great dev.


And if the New Order was a throwback to Wolfenstein 3D, I want the sequel to be a throwback to RTCW. There is no game around anymore that comes close to how great that multiplayer was.

gamingfriendly
gamingfriendly

I hope they never get to do a sequel the game they made had nothing to do with Wolfenstein it was 45 or 50% cutscenes with very liner levels and boring no shooting sections with go there get me that quests (wow in a wolf game) i did not buy a wolf game to watch a movie worth of cutscene and get my weapons taken away every second level, leave alone how bad Deathshead was handled and then they killed him so they can replace him with there own villain, the game should of been named something else with its set of boring non interesting NPCs basically the game got consolized.


Oh and the number of times BJ got stabbed, burned, shot, punched and blown up was so ridiculous even for a Wolfenstein game.

b74kd3th
b74kd3th

Make the second one with totally destructible environments like the new r6 and I'm in. 

Apofis_SG-1
Apofis_SG-1

Please dont. We had this one, it was fun shooting, something little new(old) in this CoD and other similar games era, but I doubt it would be good to see this one too much.

primey_
primey_

@Garm31 Nice troll. The New Order is fantastic. It got a lot of brilliant reviews.

jefferson1964
jefferson1964

@labub_007  I still play RTCW now and then, luv the guns and gizmos, but I have been enjoying The New Order as well...but they are two totally different games imo...still worth a play....

Garm31
Garm31

@labub_007 

The New Order was garbage!. I agree, RTCW is one of the best shooters every made. 

mr_nee
mr_nee

@DanielL5583 what end? Did I miss the part where "order" was destroyed?


FFS: GS, now censores word "N4zi"

arlaon
arlaon

You clearly have not played it

santinegrete
santinegrete

@spacecadet25  360 modding with RGH crowd and PS3 jailbreakers also did pirate the game. It's undeniably easier in PC, I'll give you that before you respond.

spacecadet25
spacecadet25

@gamingfriendly  I loved the game.  However I do agree with the point that there should have been less parts of the game where you're back at headquarters doing fetch quests.  I know they did that for side-character development, but it just really slowed the game down.

spacecadet25
spacecadet25

@b74kd3th  If any game does fully destructible environments like the new Rainbow Six then I'm in too.  I don't even care if it's a Barbie game, if I can destroy the environments then it will rule!

pyosisified
pyosisified

@spacecadet25 Its a generic, linear shooter, We've all played it 10000 times, some people are just too stupid to figure that out though, hence why we don't get good games anymore. They're just cashing in off the name with another stale POS. I own a PC multiple times more powerful than Wii-U, PS 4 and Xbox One combined so nice try. 

Psycold
Psycold

@spacecadet25 @ezioismyname I only play PC and I would guess that I've bought more games in my life than you so don't say biased things unless you want to look like a tool. 

arlaon
arlaon

So people are stupid for enjoying something u dont like.

spacecadet25
spacecadet25

@pyosisified  Yeah, but did you play this game?  It's actually a very non-linear FPS (except for not being an open world game), since you can go multiple routes on about half the levels, and it has puzzle solving and weapon types that I have never seen before (and I've played hundreds of games over decades), and the story gets changed up depending on which comrade you choose, so there's incentive to replay the game.  Not to mention the shooting was awesome.  The stuff you say makes it sound like you never played it.

spacecadet25
spacecadet25

@Psycold @spacecadet25 @ezioismyname  That's cool if you pay for games (since a lot of PC owners do), but please tell all your pirate-happy friends to cut it out then.  Figures were reported on this game soon after release, over 100,000 copies pirated on the PC.  The vast amount of pirating kind of taint the whole PC crowd, look at the impact they had on this company's bottom line, and thus the impact they could have on the decision to make a sequel.

If people never call out the pirates then they are going to keep thinking it's o.k.

KimCheeWarriorX
KimCheeWarriorX

@b74kd3th @unreal849 @Mr_Mark_Legion every once in awhile youll get a post like the one from this gentleman here that isnt douchy, bratty, or arrogant in nature that just plain makes you lyfao.

Jasper_73
Jasper_73

@spacecadet25 @pyosisified It sounds to me like the guy has just overplayed first person shooters. I often feel this way when I over game. I have thought some games were not that good because of it. But later on after spending some time in the real world, then having gone back to them and realized just how wrong I was. If you spend too much time doing the same thing it soon wears very thin. I loved wolfenstien its so nice to be able to play a good single player game for a change.

turbojugend16
turbojugend16

@spacecadet25 Peasant, the game sucks! It's simple as that. But you being a brain-dead liberal can't grasp that simple fact.

pyosisified
pyosisified

@Jasper_73 @spacecadet25 @pyosisified I've played it for nearly 2 hours, got bored out my brackets then went back to mapping and playing Doom / Heretic, I was a fan of the original Wolfenstein but this one is literally not much better designed than other shooters of today like CoD, the 'non-linearity' you speak of consist of at most two paths into the same room, this is just another lazy uninspired cinematic shooter. I had a bit of fun with the gun play but that was about it. 


I've underplayed FPS, it's by far my favourite genre yet there are only a handful of ones that don't suck and those all come from the 90's.


Jasper_73
Jasper_73

@pyosisified Yeah there was something pretty special about doom. I still play it today myself. I would really like to see the next doom be more like that but with todays tech.

pyosisified
pyosisified

@Jasper_73 Yeah, I want a game to come out today that kicks Dooms ass and shuts me up but first we have to move away from linearity and poor design to dig this genre out of this hole which is content with mediocrity at best.