Gaming: Dishonored isn’t dead, Wolfenstein III is happening, and Assassin’s Creed III gets new life

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Sep 14, 2018, 11:21 AM EDT

Rumors of the early demise of Dishonored, Bethesda’s steampunky, dystopian take on a fictional land forever stuck in a decadent Victorian era, have apparently been greatly exaggerated.

In an interview with British outlet Metro, Bethesda’s Pete Hines said people shouldn’t “read too much” into earlier reports that the adventures of Corvo Attano and Emily Kaldwin had been put on hiatus following the release of Dishonored 2, and that Arkane, the studio behind the Dishonored games, will likely swing its attention back to the franchise at some point.

“Ah, I wouldn’t read too much into that,” said Hines. “Look, Arkane has two studios; they’re working on a number of things. That’s no different than Todd Howard saying, ‘I’m gonna make a Fallout game and then I’m gonna make Starfield before I go back to TES6.’ He didn’t say I’m never making another [Dishonored]... [W]e don’t just want to have a studio that only makes Dishonored games and isn’t allowed to try other things.”

Further emphasizing the publisher’s commitment to keep making blockbuster single-player games — especially as Bethesda prepares to release the multiplayer, online-only Fallout 76 — Hines also promised that Wolfenstein III, which will take players back to the alternate (and supernatural) history of a World War II Axis victory, is more than just a rumor. “Absolutely we’re making a Wolfenstein III,” he assured.

Don’t expect Wolfenstein III (or another Dishonored, for that matter) anytime soon, though. Bethesda’s got to get Fallout 76 out the door for its Nov. 14 release date, and has several announced projects in the works — including Wolfenstein: Youngblood, a sequel to last year’s standalone Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus, which is expected to release in 2019.


As Ubisoft readies to take players to ancient Greece with the upcoming launch of Assassin’s Creed Odyssey, it’s begun rolling out its DLC strategy, including a season pass that will unlock tons of post-launch content well into next year.

In addition to a pair of upcoming, incrementally released DLC story arcs that will expand on Odyssey’s main campaign, a season pass will also net you access to a big piece of the franchise’s history: a completely remastered version of the 2012 Revolutionary War-themed Assassin’s Creed III.

Ubisoft revealed that AC3 and its companion PS Vita game, Assassin’s Creed Liberation, are being remastered and packed in with an upgraded Odyssey purchase — and that they’ll also be available as standalone games. The remasters will come with 4K and HDR functionality, upgraded graphics, and revamped gameplay controls for current-gen consoles and PC.

Assassin’s Creed Odyssey releases for PS4, Xbox One, and PC on Oct. 5.