Why Wolfenstein 2 doesn’t have a multiplayer

 from PCGamer had an small interview about this with lead designer Tommy Tordsson Björk that said, the story is what makes the game special.

Read the interview below:

Former BioWare guy Manveer Heir recently gave an interview in which he said that Electronic Arts is prioritizing more open-world games, because they’re easier to monetize and can go on more or less indefinitely. Yet in this recent GamesIndustry report, current MachineGames guy Tommy Tordsson Björk said his studio is doing exactly the opposite with the upcoming Wolfenstein 2: The New Colossus, because cramming in multiplayer would detract too much from the story it wants to tell.

“The only way we can create these super immersive narrative experiences is if we can solely focus on the single-player,” Tordsson Björk said at Gamescom, which actually took place in August. “Having a multiplayer component in this work process would just dilute it all. That’s the danger if you try to do two things at once.”

MachineGames considers its Wolfenstein games to be action adventures rather than shooters, “because we feel there’s so much more to them than just shooting,” he added. Obviously the core gameplay is all about the guns, but Tordsson Björk said it’s the setting and the story that really put it over the top.

“It’s a fictional setting, of course, and it’s a crazy story, but we tried to stay honest and tell it as honestly as we can. That’s our goal,” he said. “There are so many things you aren’t seeing. We’re definitely pushing the limits, but at the same time continuing what makes Wolfenstein really special: the drama, the human relationships, with dark humor and violence. It’s pushing them all, on all fronts.”

It will never stop feeling weird to me to think of Wolfenstein as a character-driven game with a strong emphasis on the underlying narrative. I don’t want to oversell the point—Wolfenstein 2 remains, at its core, a game about killing Nazis by the truckload—nor do I think it represents a broader overall shift in how the industry approaches the genre. But it is a nice change from the attitude that led to a multiplayer mode in the famously story-focused shooter Spec Ops: The Line, an addition mandated by publisher 2K Games that lead designer Cory Davis described (very angrily, I’m guessing) as “cancerous” and “a waste of money.”

Source: PC Gamer

Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus – Launch Trailer

Memo to the Nazis occupying America in The New Colossus: You messed with the wrong country. With Wolfenstein II releasing next Friday, it’s time to get fired up and fight back. As BJ Blazkowicz, you’ll be rallying the Resistance in order to retake your homeland in MachineGames’ sequel to their critically acclaimed shooter. Check out the launch trailer for a glimpse of what awaits any Nazi foolish enough to stand in Blazkowicz’s way.

NOTICE: Explicit language and content in this trailer.

Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus releases on October 27, 2017, on Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC, with the Nintendo Switch version to release in 2018. Winner of more than 100 awards at E3 2017, Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus also received four nominations from the official E3 Game Critics Awards (including Best of Show) and won Best Action Game.

For more Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus, check out these videos and features:
11 New Ways to Kill a Nazi in Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus
Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus – “No More Nazis!” Gameplay Trailer 2
Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus – Frau Engel Spotlight
Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus – United We Stand
Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus – 21 Things You Need to Know

Source: Bethesda

Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus – Nazis in New Orleans! [DEVELOPER GAMEPLAY]

 

 

Bethesda released today a developer gameplay video of the forthcoming game: Wolfenstein 2 – The New Colossus. #wolf2

Here is what they hade to say:

We’re taking you through the streets of New Orleans in our latest developer gameplay video. The once vibrant city of New Orleans is now a rundown wasteland that’s been walled off by the Nazis. In Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus, you’ll set out to rescue Resistance Leader Horton Boone in an attempt to take back the city, defeating every Nazi in your path with an array of unique weapons. We also show you what it’s like to ride a fire-breathing Panzerhund.

Our developer gameplay video also gives you a look at the game’s new contraptions system. Each of three new contraptions gives BJ a new ability for taking on enemies and traversing the environment in unique new ways: The Ram Shackles contraption lets BJ ram into walls — and enemies — for a devastating blow, Battle Walker takes BJ to new heights, making it easy reach new areas or evade attacks, while the Constrictor Harness will allow BJ to squeeze into tight spots like narrow pipes or vents.

Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus will release on October 27, 2017 for Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC, and will release for Nintendo Switch in 2018!

For more information, follow these channels:

Official Sitehttps://beth.games/wolfenstein Facebookhttps://facebook.com/wolfenstein Twitterhttps://twitter.com/wolfenstein Instagramhttps://instagram.com/wolfenstein

ESRB RATING: Mature with Blood and Gore, Intense Violence, Partial Nudity, Sexual Content, Strong Language, Use of Drugs

 

 

Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus – “No More Nazis!” Gameplay Trailer 2

The Nazis have taken over America. They’ve turned Manhattan into a wasteland.

They’ve walled off New Orleans and are systematically purging the city, burning people and homes to the ground. And they brazenly walk the streets of small-town USA – going where they want, taking what they want and behaving however they please. But this is not BJ Blazkowicz’s America.

The United States will never be broken – not with BJ on the job, rallying the Resistance and igniting a revolution. Watch the Resistance rise up to strike fear in the Nazis in the latest trailer for Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus. #wolf2

 

 

Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus releases on October 27, 2017, on Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC. Winner of more than 100 awards at E3 2017, Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus also received four nominations from the official E3 Game Critics Awards (including Best of Show) and won Best Action Game.

For more Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus, check out these videos and features:
Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus – Frau Engel Spotlight
Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus – United We Stand
Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus – 21 Things You Need to Know
Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus – Double the Firepower

US-only: Pre-order Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus (or buy any Bethesda game) at GameStop, and you’ll receive a code to play Du Hast Strife, a fun take on a classic board game, with a Germericana twist. Each week, you’ll earn a sweepstakes entrance, advance one space on the game board and win a reward. To earn additional sweepstakes entries, you can come back every day and spin the wheel one additional time. The Du Hast Strife game runs through Nov. 4, 2017.

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24 Minutes Of Wolfenstein 2: The New Colossus Gameplay

Check out the first mission from Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus, it’s packed with guns, Nazis, and our good pal Willy Blazkowicz. doing what he does best!

#wolf2 #bethesda #wolfenstein II

Source: Gamespot 

 

Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus – Strawberry Milkshake

Mmm, the strawberry milkshake. A delicious summer treat so refreshing, it’s considered to be a “favorite American thing” to one particular Nazi Kommandant, who decided to pick one up at a local diner in Roswell, New Mexico. Unfortunately, BJ Blazkowicz just happens to be at that same diner, leading to a very tense encounter. Learn more at https://beth.games/2h0I7mt

Watch this heated moment from Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus in our latest video.

Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus will release on October 27, 2017 for Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC. For more information, follow these channels:

Official Site – https://beth.games/2h0I7mt
Facebook – https://facebook.com/wolfenstein
Twitter – https://twitter.com/wolfenstein
Instagram – https://instagram.com/wolfenstein

ESRB RATING PENDING: May contain content inappropriate for children. Visit www.esrb.org for rating information.

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Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus – German or Else!

It’s not enough for the Nazis to simply subjugate the planet. When it comes to America (and, likely, the rest of the world), it’s all about taking Germany’s culture and forcing it on the local territories, to further enhance the Nazi Reich and irrevocably solidify their empire. That’s why the Nazis are even imposing their will on pop culture, taking what would have been iconic American TV shows and producing them with a uniquely German attitude. Last week we showed you Liesel, a popular TV program starring a plucky girl and her loyal fire-spewing Panzerhund. Today we have something a bit different: a TV game show that’s part propaganda and part preparation for the Great Changeover Day, when the American Territories officially adopt the German language. Watch an episode of German… or Else! right now to get a feel for life under Nazi tyranny in Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus.

German… or Else!

Already the most popular game show in the American Territories after just one staffel(season), German… or Else! is the fun and informative game show that prepares the American population of the Greater Reich to transition into their glorious German-only speaking future. Learn how to say undefeatable while you laugh at the silly contestants’ grammatical errors. Impress your friends at school by flawlessly pronouncing Herrenvolk– a word worth 200 points! The fun never ends in this instant-classic German game show. German… or Else! is filmed on location in the LA Media Tower.

These videos have been produced in partnership with MachineGames and Bethesda Softworks as part of the world-building in Wolfenstein II. Snippets of these videos will appear throughout the game. We’ll be releasing full versions of these videos in the next few months to give you a glimpse into the world that BJ Blazkowicz will be saving from Nazi oppression in The New Colossus.

Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus releases on October 27, 2017, on Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC. Announced at E3 2017, Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus received four nominations from the official Game Critics Awards (including Best of Show) and won Best Action Game.

For more Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus, check out these videos and features:
Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus – Gunning for Freedom
Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus – America Under Siege
Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus Revealed
Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus Collector’s Edition

Source: Bethesda