LucasArts' lack of promo presence for Indiana Jones and the
Staff of Kings at E3 2008 makes people wonder if the game is
in trouble. DailyGame
received confirmation from LucasArts that the new Indy video game
is still "very deep into development".
Here's what DailyGame
During our E3 demo with LucasArts this morning (Clone Wars,
Fracture and Force Unleashed), DailyGame was
able to confirm that the Indiana Jones videogame first shown at
E3 2006 is still "very much" in development.
Rumors have swirled that the Indiana Jones game for PS3 and
Xbox 360 had been cancelled, either because it missed the window
tying it to Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, or because
recent layoffs had put development on hiatus.
That's very far from the truth, says LucasArts.
Apparently, the Indiana Jones PS3 and Xbox 360 game is "very
deep into development," with a team "working very actively"
to bring the game up to a form for public/media consumption. And,
because the game shares an engine with Star Wars: The Force
Unleashed, which ships this fall, such a display may not
be as far off as you might think.
The progress the development team is making has apparently been
paying off in strides, as one LucasArts representative told us
that "the game looks great." With any luck, we'll be
able to determine that for ourselves in the months ahead.
I believe it has been since the videogame's first announcement
at E3 2006 that we have seen, or heard, anything new. And it doesn't
look like the new Indy game will make an appearance at the San
Diego Comic-Con 2008 either.
Thanks to Jason at The
International House of Mojo for the heads up.
Posted by Gilles V