Bethesda held their E3 media briefing today and most of their franchises got some love except one, Wolfenstein… Or did it?
When the media briefing kicked off, it started with an old style DOS screen listing directories and file names like Keen, Wolf3D, New_Order, Old_Blood, Doom, Doom][, Doom3 and so on. But right in the middle is a file with no date next to it called New_Colossus.
A little search brings you to the Wolfenstein Wiki which informs us that New Colossus is the famous sonnet from 1883 by Emma Lazarus which was quoted, in part, by Wolfenstein protagonist BJ Blazkowicz at the end of Wolfenstein: The New Order.
A mighty woman with a torch, whose flame
Is the imprisoned lightning, and her name
Mother of Exiles. From her beacon-hand
Glows world-wide welcome; her mild eyes command
The air-bridged harbor that twin cities frame.
“Keep, ancient lands, your storied pomp!” cries she
With silent lips. “Give me your tired, your poor,
Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free,
The wretched refuse of your teeming shore.
Send these, the homeless, tempest-tost to me,
While it isn’t an announcement as such and doesn’t confirm its development, it is one heck of a clue to something coming from id Software and Bethesda.