This Friday, developer MachineGames will be marking the release of Wolfenstein: Youngblood, the next game in the Wolfenstein series that stars B.J. Blazkowicz’s twin daughters Jess and Soph. The game was a landmark for the series because it involved co-op play, and the next MachineGames game will be continuing that legacy.
Wolfenstein: Youngblood allows players to take control of one of the sisters and either play through the game with an AI companion or with another player online. It’s ambitious, especially since the rebooted Wolfenstein games Wolfenstein: The New Order and Wolfenstein 2: The New Colossus have been single-player exclusive.
If the Youngblood cooperative play works out well, then the next MachineGames game will likely be looked forward to by people that play Youngblood, especially if the game also turns out to be good, which it should be since MachineGames has developed both of the rebooted games.
Both of the previous Wolfenstein games have already won critical acclaim or at least positive reviews, so hopefully Youngblood can follow in its parents’ footsteps not just in the game’s narrative but in the real world as well.
Exactly what the next MachineGames game will be however, we don’t know yet. Wolfenstein: Youngblood is the first game they’ve developed with co-op play at the forefront rather than tacked on at the end such as the Chronicles of Riddick games and The Darkness.
Either way, MachineGames’s new direction indicates that in its games going forward, players will be able to play each one with their friends over online co-op. However, they’ll also be keeping solo play in mind, so if you don’t have someone to play co-op with you’ll still be able to get the full experience.
Wolfenstein: Youngblood will be coming out on Friday, July 26, for the Xbox One, Playstation 4, PC, and Nintendo Switch, so you should find a friend who also likes Wolfenstein and get ready to shoot some Nazis.