Bethesda hasn’t ruled out sequels for two of its more divisive titles, including Tango Gameworks’ psychological horror game The Evil Within, directed by Resident Evil creator Shinji Mikami, or id Software’s post-apocalyptic shooter, Rage. This is lovely news for fans of both games, as either could’ve easily become a one-off. That might still happen, but it’s possible that one or both could return, says Bethesda VP Pete Hines.
This doesn’t mean we’ll be hearing from them anytime soon, if ever. Finder tried to get Hines to elaborate on the current status of the two games, but, unsurprisingly, it didn’t work. “I won’t confirm or deny stuff we may or may not do, as people jump to the wrong conclusions,” said Hines, before adding “But I do think both The Evil Within and Rage did well enough that we could make sequels.”
It’s not a lot, but it’s something. These were flawed games that had a lot of potential, and that’s a strong foundation for a follow-up to build on. I might also suggest a sequel to Machine Game’s enormously entertaining alternate history shooter Wolfenstein: The New Order. It’s been on my mind since the game resurfaced back in June, when a rumor mentioned E3 reveals of it and The Evil Within 2. That rumor obviously fizzled out, and I believe it’s time we fix that.